Finding out valuable information about your computer is not at all a difficult job, you just need to use the right tool. Among the many utilities that are especially designed for this task, you can find BGInfo.
This software has the power to scan the workstation and provide a bunch of details but, as compared to the rest of the apps designed for the same purpose, it does the whole thing in a more innovative way.
The programs shows all the data right on the desktop, applying the text straight over the wallpaper, so it won't bother you at all.
It all looks like a customized wallpaper with text embedded over it, thus allowing you to find certain details just by going over to the desktop.
BGInfo shows everything from boot time, CPU, default gateway and DNS server to IP address, MAC address, OS version, memory, system type, network card, user names and volumes.
Of course, everything is customizable, so you are the one to choose which of these details will appear on the desktop and, more importantly, where they are going to be placed on screen.
The application has a very easy to use interface, so you may configure not only the position on the desktop, but also fonts, colors, size and aligning.
BGInfo can place the information anywhere on the screen, has the power to compensate for Taskbar position, limit lines to a user defined value and can even work with multiple monitors.
All things considered, this software does a great job and since it works on all Windows versions and requires minimal interaction, BGInfo is appropriate for both advanced and less experienced users alike.