1Microsoft Vistas Sidebar
In order to add gadgets, Vistas Sidebar sent us off to microsoftgadgets.com. It appeared, however, that we could only add gadgets to Live.com sites.
2Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Launcher
Vistas Sidebar includes a cool-looking launcher application that duplicates the functionality of the tried and true quick launch tool bar.
3Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – RSS reader
Vistas Sidebar RSS reader linked in to the feeds to which we subscribed through Internet Explorer 7–we were only able to choose one feed at a time, however.
4Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Recycle Bin
We could choose among four different recycle bin images.
5Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Sidebar blends
Courtesy of Vistas compositing desktop, the Sidebar bled smoothly into our desktop background.
6Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Slide Show
The slide show gadget appeared promising, but we were disappointed that we couldnt resize the gadget in order to better view the revolving pictures.
7Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – World Clock
Vistas world clock, which appears in build 5308 in more or less the same form that we first saw it, over two years ago, at PDC 2003, functions as a world clock.
8Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Mac Widget Browser
With so many widgets already available for Apple OS Xs competing Widget feature, wed like to see Microsoft get to work interoperating with the Macs widgets.
9Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – Mac Widget desktop
We like the way that OS Xs widgets can spread out across the desktop, and then be spirited off into the background
10Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – gDesklets (Linux)
gDesklets, an application that runs on most Linux and Unix desktops, also boasts a large number of available applets. (gdesklets.org)
11Microsoft Vistas Sidebar – CPU gDesklet (Linux)
Were particularly fond of the system-monitoring applets that run with gDesklets.