So, I nuke/paved the laptop last week, after deciding that Vista's penchant for running my hdd at full-tilt was likely not good for the poor thing's health (when it's too hot to touch whenever it's on, that's bad). While going through the process of deciding what I wanted to reinstall (keeping some things off, to reduce clutter y'know) I realized that I am a total google whore. Some of the first things I reinstalled were:
Google talk Google Browser Sync Google desktop Google Video Google Earth Google Calendar plugin for Gdesktop
This was all done before I even reinstalled office so I could use outlook for my email.
I'm also thinking of getting picasa to try it out. we'll see.