To me they're just geeky toys. I don't use any gadget, and my desktop has like 5 icons on it
and most of the time I'm running other full-screen apps like browser, game, and media player, so pretty much the only time I see the desktop is at startup. I looked at the desktop thread and I don't see the point of some of the gadgets in there...
- Clock: there's already one at the bottom right corner... Why need another?
- Weather: I do check weather before going out, and I go to weather.com to have a glance. That's it.
- CPU/RAM/GPU/network usage monitors: Again what's the point... If you've OC'ed and tested the system to be stable under the heaviest load, why do you need to know what MHz or temp it's running at?
Gotta admit though, I did like to look at system status as it was working, oh some 10 years ago
. Anyone remember the system monitor thing in Norton with a bunch of clocks and gauges?