What are widgets and where can I download them?

Widgets are small applications that run on the desktop of Windows or Mac that display information such as time, calendar, alarm clocks, etc.
Widgets require a “engine” to run which is a free download from Yahoo for Windows 2000 and XP.
http://widgets.yahoo.com/

After you install the Widget engine, then you can download hundreds of widgets from site such as:
http://widgets.yahoo.com/gallery/