I just formatted my hard drive, and the first applications I installed were, in order:
1. Norton Antivirus
3. AOL Instant Messenger
4. Google Desktop
And that’s it so far. I declined this time to install the Yahoo toolbar in Firefox, but after about a minute of thought I went ahead and installed the Google toolbar again. I am a little torn because now with Toolbar and Desktop, I have two Google search boxes on my screen basically all the time, which is repetitive. But I would keep the Toolbar just for the spellchecker.
When it came to a homepage, I did away with Google Customized … Desktop makes it unnecessary.