So I thought I would let you all know what I stare at when working on my laptop...which is almost always.
I don't use Microsoft Windows...use a nice linux distribution called Ubuntu. I use the Human Theme with Gnome Window Manager. Xpdf for reading PDF files, Firefox for Webbrowsing and GAIM for MSN. Oh, and for multimedia, I use Rhythmbox. Those nice desktop applets are from gdesklets. OpenOffice.org for writing up professional looking documents (a very usable alternative to Microsoft Office).