One of the things about Vista that I’ve resisted using was the sidebar. I use dual monitors practically all of the time, but being mobile means at times I have to go down to one and then it’s just a pain having the real estate taken from me. I then have to turn it off etc.. such a pain.
I decided to give it a try though. Most of the stuff on there I find pretty useless, however I did find a Pandora app which plays music without actually having to go to their site. So now I have a sidebar..