Ever since I came across Conky, I have been using it on all my machines running Ubuntu (for those who are interested, I use Conky-Colors for easy configuration). I also use Windows extensively and had always wanted to have something similar to Conky. It seems like my quest has finally ended. My good friend suggested that I try RainMeter, and I was impressed with the results! It’s extremely customizable, has tons of skins to choose from, and is not heavy on the system.
Here’s a screenshot (the theme I’m using is JSMeterII):