Originally Posted by PecanBlue
Before I got Windows 7, I had a clutter-free desktop on my Windows XP too. It's nothing unusual. Some people just don't like shortcut icons and use docks or fences, or just use the start menu.
EDIT: ^ or that.
I'm more happy with Windows 7 than i was with XP but still i have to clean up the desktop from time to time, same on OSX. I suspect for most people the desktop seems to be somekind of mid term clipboard.
Actually i remember the Amiga beeing a clutter free desktop.