[quote]Stop fucking around with the desktop. Realize that a LOT of users switch of Aero on windows and have the same desktop they had 10 or more years ago. It works. Some improvements are possible but for god sakes, make sure the old proven and working elements still work.[/quote]
Yeah, my laptop is running Windows 7, but I've turned off Aero and switched to the classic "Windows 2000 look". With the classic theme, I get better battery life, responsiveness, and more screen estate.