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Old 03-18-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Who here uses the Vista sidebar? I know it uses a lot of system resources, but I think it's rather handy. I like having a battery monitor there for my laptop, also I have the clock, calendar and the weather from Accuweather.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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I use it, but it takes so damn long to start up when I boot my computer up... I have email log in and a bunch of little system tools.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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I don't use it. It eats up too much of my RAM.

Occasionally, when I am bored, I'll pop it open and use a CPU meter for dual core CPU, a RAM usage monitor, a local weather app. I forget what else.

It's sad. I have 2 gigs of RAM, and idle my machine uses 25% of it, usually 30 to 35% with Firefox, and maybe only 90% with even the most intensive games, yet I feel like I never have enough.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: To those with Vista

i only use the cpu meter and a straming DJ thing...thats it
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: To those with Vista

I never use it because I don't have a need for any of the applications it offers. The only one I would use would be the weather, but I get that from Accuweather in my Firefox browser!
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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I used to use it because I thought it looked cool, but not anymore.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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I decided to "try" Vista for a short while since I will never be able to afford it (if you know what I mean), and I disabled the sidebar just about right away. I had no use for it. There's a clock down on the taskbar, I rarely look at the weather, and nothing else I found was very useful to keep it open. Plus the sidebar just looked stupid to me really. I found out Vista doesn't even work correctly with a lot of the stuff I use (UltraMon for one). One year and the latest software still isn't compatible with it...
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:39 PM   #8
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I used to use it when I first got vista but the novelty wore off. It's a bit of a RAM hog too and slows down the start up time.
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i use it. but i actually dont even look at it, ever
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:20 PM   #10
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It's on my second monitor, I have a Disk-usage monitor, CPU and standard weather.
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