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Overall Opinion: Searching for the perfect desktop layout drives many Windows users crazy. Windows may be the world's most popular operating system, but the limitations of its desktop have always been a negative. Rainmeter is a free open-source program that provides a lot of functionality for Windows desktops. It lets users add things like audio visualizers and usage meters to monitor the function of their hardware. There are many custom skins to choose from, too, so individuals can dress up the desktop in a manner that appeals to their personality. The software can be installed on any system that is running Windows 7-10. A big plus of the program is that it doesn't use up a lot of computer resources. The program itself is more than just a collection of widgets and tools. It actually allows the user to make their own desktop applications with a simple programming language. While this language is easy to learn and implement, some computer users with no programming experience will still be intimidated by it. Those who do not have the necessary skills to create their own skins will find that free ones are available online that have been created by other users. It is possible to find skins on Reddit, DeviantArt, and Lifehacker. Rainmeter functions best as a powerful HUD. Users can monitor their system status, view RSS feeds, and see things like calendars and clocks. The most recent version of the software includes new tools for developing skins that make the process easier for beginners. It is nice that Windows users no longer have to settle for the same old bland desktop. The fact that Rainmeter is open-source only adds to the overall appeal. Developers will be encouraged to make their own modifications to the program.
Pros: Free to download and use Pre-made skins available from third-party sources Uses minimal computer resources
Cons: Some technical expertise required May frustrate beginners with no coding experience
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