Mickey, the top bar is called ObjectDock and they have a FREE version which is the one I am using. It is highly customizable and I really like it as I can simply have it pop up once my mouse goes to the top of the screen allowing me to open programs without leaving the current screen. In it I am also able to have the updated weather, calendar, and even an email notification that tells me when and how many email messages arrived. You can get more information here:http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/
And you can download "docklets" and icons for it here:http://www.wincustomize.com
Now, the graphs to the right of my screen are from Notebook Hardware Control which I highly recommend. It allows you to monitor many components from you laptop such as temperatures of your CPU and HD, voltage settings, battery life, etc. It uses very little resources and can provide a plethora of information allowing you to have total control of your system. I also use it to undervolt my system under battery power allowing me to have 12% more battery life. It is also FREE. Check out the following link for more information:http://www.pbus-167.com/
Finally, I am using one of the amazing wallpaper's from Blatte. These wallpapers are offered in WUXGA resolutions as well as many others and are simply amazing. They're also FREE, of course. Check them out here:http://exoteric.roach.org/bg/bgal20.html
That's about it. I find this setup to be the most appealing and functional of all setups I have come across. You'd be surprised at how much time you can save with the ObjectDock.