We are going to be adding a new section as needed, which will focus on proprietary software from the notebook vendors. Whether you buy from Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, etc.. etc.. each company usually has software that is branded in their name to make the notebook experience just that much sweeter. By that we mean easier, simpler, more feature laden, enabling user fixable solutions, etc...
Dell's OS indicators for brightness (meter increase/decrease) and volume (meter increase/decrease, mute):
Dell's battery monitor (Fn + F3):
Dell's WiFi status (includes Bluetooth: Fn + F2):