Something I'm sure a lot of us are used to seeing is the Windows 7 sidebar gadgets - Clocks, calendars, weather, it's all pretty standard. To be fair, the vast majority of the gadgets available are pretty standard!
Some however, are useful to those of us who would rather stick to the utilities provided by windows:
"With this All CPU Meter you can display your Processor usage (Twenty Four Core, Sixteen Core, Twelve Core, Eight Core, Six Core, Quad Core, Triple Core, Dual Core or Single Core), Cores temperatures and RAM usage."
The CPU monitors that come with Windows 7 are just awful. They look like Turbo gauges, and only measure the usage of a single core - In an age of dual core, this is a ridiculous limitation, so this little gadget gets rid of that issue - Doesn't look bad either!
Check out Network Meter if you want to measure wired/wireless usage too!
You know what - I've gotten this far through my post and realized - Windows Live gadgets suck. Badly. They do not have the continuing support that for instance, Firefox add-ons boast
So, feel free to take a look through the list here, but don't keep your hopes up... Yuck, feel sick even after writing this.
Protip: Get Rainmeter.... Just... Do it, please, for your own sake!!
Till next time,