I still use them, I have a few RSS feeds, a few weather reports, and several clocks on my desktop for each time zone I support. --- He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence
You do know that's not the only place to get gadgets?
I know - and I also know that the reason they've stopped supporting them is largely *because* of security issues with third-party gadgets - you never really know what you're opening your computer up to with those. --- "How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23
They were not really succesfull and never really got a following in users or developers.
The ones I liked most were from http://addgadgets.com/ Rainmeter can probably do anything gadgets can do, but better and more customizable. --- I5 760 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie FK | Asus Xonar DGX | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H