Linked by Adam S on Sat 30th Dec 2006 16:32 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Since it's year end, I thought I'd post one more "fun piece" for everybody. After Thom posted an article on his customized KDE desktop, I thought it might be interesting to compare desktop screengrabs and see what other OSNews'ers desktops look like. Are you cluttered or clean? Are you minialist? What's your wallpaper? Upload a picture to an online service or your own website and show off your desktop. I'll start: Adam's desktop (312kb).
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My Solaris desktop
by zizban on Sat 30th Dec 2006 16:53 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

Solaris is the OS I use most after my Mac (which has a cluttered but boring desktop). Here is a screenshot of my Blade 100 with a highly customized CDE.
http://homepage.mac.com/zizban/pics/cde.jpg

Reply Score: 3

RE: My Solaris desktop
by Adam S on Sat 30th Dec 2006 16:57 UTC in reply to "My Solaris desktop"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I think it's a great idea if you're on a *nix system to include a uname -a as well.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: My Solaris desktop
by Javier O. Augusto on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:04 UTC in reply to "My Solaris desktop"
Javier O. Augusto Member since:
2005-08-10

I have a Sun Blade 100 running as a (poor mans)network storage at home. When I feel like logging in thru remote X11, I'm welcomed by a nice and uber lightweight E17 desktop that almost makes me forget I'm using an old low end sparcv9 workstation. I encorage you to grab everything off cvs and compile it for yourself. I can send a tarball of my e17 local compile and a list of CSW packages you would need have installed.

Happy new year y'all

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: My Solaris desktop
by zizban on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Solaris desktop"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Thats cool but I don't like Enlightenment at all.

Reply Score: 2

RE[4]: My Solaris desktop
by stestagg on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: My Solaris desktop"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I'm not too fond of e16. but e17 looks great so far. It's pretty customizable, so most people's likes should be covered.

Reply Score: 1

My Ubuntu Edgy desktop
by DoctorPepper on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:00 UTC
DoctorPepper
Member since:
2005-07-12

I run Ubuntu Edgy on my main workstation at home. Here's a somewhat spartan screenshot showing the background and the Gnome system monitor:

http://www.hotpeppersoftware.com/pictures/hpepper_edgy.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Ubuntu
by Mellin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:01 UTC
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06

i use Ubuntu Dapper Drake

http://swecams.telgebo.se/pictures/Skarmdump.png

Edited 2006-12-30 17:03

Reply Score: 1

RE: Ubuntu
by Knuckles on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:18 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
Knuckles Member since:
2005-06-29

Very nice wallpaper.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Ubuntu
by ValiantSoul on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:45 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
ValiantSoul Member since:
2005-07-20

Cool wallpaper - whats it from?

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Ubuntu
by Mellin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

found it at http://www.wakachan.org/ (there's a age limit and lots of pictures aren't work safe ;) )

Reply Score: 0

RE[3]: Ubuntu
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Hmm... it "contains" a character by Dmitry Popov from his image called "Ninja" -> http://www.jetarts.net/g1_img_8.shtml . You can find more of his works on that site. In other words it's a rip, not that it matters here but I just wanted to give credit to the original artist.

Reply Score: 3

My KDE
by xultz on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:02 UTC
xultz
Member since:
2006-05-09

Here is my desktop right now:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/338575637_7421208683_o.jpg
I use a pretty standard KDE, running on Mandriva LE2005.
I am a hardware developer, and I find that wallpaper very nice (I use it about two years...).
I have a lot of incons on it because when I download a file or copy, and dont know where to put him, I place on desktop because its the only folder I look everytime, and its th eonly way to delete files I dont use anymore. Someday I will change my temp dir o Desktop ;)
And of course, I like blue a lot!

Edited 2006-12-30 17:05

Reply Score: 2

My ReactOS desktop
by frik85 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:07 UTC
frik85
Member since:
2006-01-26

I use ReactOS 0.3.1 (pre-release) and as main operating system still WinXP SP2.

Basicly, both ReactOS and WinXP have a very similar GUI and change settings is a piece of cake. Usually I change the GUI settings once, after the initial OS setup. Later I change only rarely my desktop wallpaper(s).

The following screenshots show my ReactOS installation in September 2006. You can see more screenshots of my ReactOS 0.3.0 installation on the ReactOS website:
http://www.reactos.org/media/screenshots/2006/ros_030_084.jpg
http://www.reactos.org/media/screenshots/2006/ros_030_035.jpg
http://www.reactos.org/media/screenshots/2006/ros_030_004.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Nothing fancy
by SeanVernell on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:08 UTC
SeanVernell
Member since:
2005-08-06

Heh, not much to see for my desktop really, apart from my love for old British cop shows from the 70s. ;)
(Running Dapper).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/Albert_Soviets/ScreenshotII....

Reply Score: 1

"Are you cluttered or clean?"
by Daniel Borgmann on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:09 UTC
Daniel Borgmann
Member since:
2005-07-08

Definitely cluttered, since I have most of my working files on the desktop. I assume there are more of my kind than the average screenshot suggests, since showing a screenshot with all those files isn't very tempting. :-) If I make screenshots, I usually either hide the icons or use a clean user account, so it wouldn't be very representative.

This may give you an idea though. ;-)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/338581036_248a8a6147_o.png

Reply Score: 2

RE: "Are you cluttered or clean?"
by JamesTRexx on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:29 UTC in reply to ""Are you cluttered or clean?""
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

I think you need a new monitor, everything looks kinda fuzzy.. o.O;

Reply Score: 5

WinXP desktop
by Wintermute on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:09 UTC
Wintermute
Member since:
2005-07-30

A custom WindowsXP desktop:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8823/desktopyp9.png

I am using:
an Olive Verde MSstyle
Rainlendar
and TweakUI to remove the recycle bin

The taskbar is in autohide mode, btw.

I am also trying to use the dexpot desktop pager to better organize my workflow. So far, I have had mixed results.

Reply Score: 1

My OSX
by dazzawazza on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:10 UTC
dazzawazza
Member since:
2006-09-03

MacPro Dual 3GHz beast.... top machine, top os

http://www.luckydonkey.com/desktop.jpg

The crack down the middle is because it drives two monitors :-)

for those who want to know what's in the dock (I'm always interested in people's icons). From left to right: Finder, AppleMail, iCal, QuickSilver, Dashboard, Address Book, Safari, Firefox 2.0, Colloquy, iTunes, Terminal, iPhoto, System Preferences, Adium, TextMate, CyberDuck, MPlayer, QuickTime, VLC, OmniOutliner, XCode.

Edited 2006-12-30 17:12

Reply Score: 3

RE: My OSX
by thjayo on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:50 UTC in reply to "My OSX"
thjayo Member since:
2005-11-11

Really really nice wallpaper collection. ;)

Reply Score: 1

What can I say..
by zsitvaij on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:11 UTC
zsitvaij
Member since:
2006-06-14

Honestly, I find that stock KDE suits me perfectly.

http://zsitvaij.web.elte.hu/screens/shot60.png

Reply Score: 2

RE: What can I say..
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:09 UTC in reply to "What can I say.."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

You could take on the world with that setup X3

Reply Score: 5

RE: What can I say..
by biffuz on Sun 31st Dec 2006 13:00 UTC in reply to "What can I say.."
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Where did you get that terminal background??? I WANT IT!!! Can't be the original game graphics...

Reply Score: 1

My OBSD workstation
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:14 UTC
fsckit
Member since:
2006-09-24

Not much to look at but it gets the job done. http://borkedweb.com/screenshot.png

Reply Score: 2

RE: My OBSD workstation
by McEnroe on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:34 UTC in reply to "My OBSD workstation"
McEnroe Member since:
2006-12-30

Please gimme your wallpaper!

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: My OBSD workstation
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE: My OBSD workstation"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24
My XP Desktop
by jeremywc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:21 UTC
jeremywc
Member since:
2005-08-02

I think I'm going to be the first person to commit the sin of posting a Windows desktop. ;)

http://jeremywc.googlepages.com/homedesk-xp.png

Reply Score: 4

RE: My XP Desktop
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:24 UTC in reply to "My XP Desktop"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Nope, Wintermute beat you to it.

Reply Score: 1

RE: My XP Desktop
by zizban on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:25 UTC in reply to "My XP Desktop"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Nah, you weren't the first and there is no sin in posting s Windows desktop here; they asked for your desktop not for "Any OS but Windows" desktop

Reply Score: 3

RE: My XP Desktop
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:34 UTC in reply to "My XP Desktop"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Desktop modding is an obsession with a large number of Linux users... It's not surprising that they're very well represented in this thread.

I used to do it as well:
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~chris129/images/

Reply Score: 3

RE: My XP Desktop
by Wintermute on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:45 UTC in reply to "My XP Desktop"
Wintermute Member since:
2005-07-30

Hey Windows Desktop is still pretty modable. Mine isn't that 'alien' because I am into minimalist design.

I suggest you use TweakUI from MS to remove that recycle bin!

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: My XP Desktop
by Beresford on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE: My XP Desktop"
Beresford Member since:
2005-07-06

gpedit.msc will also allow you to remove the recycle bin.
"user configuration" "administrative templates" "desktop" "remove recycle bin icon from desktop."
Enable it.

Edited 2006-12-30 21:04

Reply Score: 1

RE: My XP Desktop
by Pythor on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:54 UTC in reply to "My XP Desktop"
Pythor Member since:
2006-12-30

I'm right behind you.. tempered a bit with Fedora on VMware. ;)

Reply Score: 1

My desktop
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:26 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Here's my Vista laptop's desktop (my main machine, basically). The .png is huge, I am too lazy to resize.

http://denux.org/thom/Stuff/vista/shot.png

Reply Score: 1

RE: My desktop
by Blikkie on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:12 UTC in reply to "My desktop"
Blikkie Member since:
2005-08-16

Great!

Now we know you have to fix your taxes ;-)

Reply Score: 2

KDE on debian
by Chris on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:26 UTC
Chris
Member since:
2005-09-28

This is my KDE desktop on debian(etch) with a bit of SUSE flavor..
http://home.quicknet.nl/mw/prive/gch/KDE.png

Reply Score: 3

RE: KDE on debian
by ransomdawn on Mon 1st Jan 2007 16:44 UTC in reply to "KDE on debian"
ransomdawn Member since:
2007-01-01

Love the background screen for your KDE desktop. Do you know where in Europe this image was taken. My wife used to live over there and we cannot remember the name of this location.
Thanks.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: KDE on debian
by Chris on Mon 1st Jan 2007 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE on debian"
Chris Member since:
2005-09-28

Well the image is called "truecolorsofstrasbourg" so i gues it's taken in Strasbourg.

Reply Score: 1

unix minimalism
by lavish on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:26 UTC
lavish
Member since:
2006-12-30

My linux desktop

windows manager: dwm
other apps: irssi, mutt, cmus

http://www.minimalblue.com/ftp/public/images/screenshots/dwm-200612...

Reply Score: 2

RE: unix minimalism
by zizban on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:38 UTC in reply to "unix minimalism"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Thats amazingly minimalist!

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: unix minimalism
by MacTO on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE: unix minimalism"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

A true minimalist wouldn't even use a window manager.

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: unix minimalism
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: unix minimalism"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

He'd type out the X11 functions to call himself?

Reply Score: 2

RE[3]: unix minimalism
by ojh77 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: unix minimalism"
ojh77 Member since:
2005-12-19

Just use GNU screen with out X - now that's minimalism.

Reply Score: 1

RE[4]: unix minimalism
by lydgate on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: unix minimalism"
lydgate Member since:
2006-12-30

then again, a dwm package (were anyone silly enough to package it) would definitely be smaller than a screen package. Screen 4.0.3 package on Arch Linux = 480 K. DWM full source directory with everything compiled (i.e., uncompressed, WITH source) = 228 K.

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: unix minimalism
by lavish on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: unix minimalism"
lavish Member since:
2006-12-30

> A true minimalist wouldn't even use a window manager.
> Just use GNU screen with out X - now that's minimalism.

Well, I live in the real world: I use screen, it's a wonderful tool, but I don't see any reason why I don't have to use X. Shall I have to write my svg files by hand, or edit audio session using split? I don't think so.

I'm a concrete minimalist, I follow what is - for me - the most efficient and pleasant way to make things done

Reply Score: 2

RE[4]: unix minimalism
by MacTO on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: unix minimalism"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

> Well, I live in the real world

I did operate with X and without a window manager for a few months, at least on my work machine. The work didn't involve very much, so the lack of a window manager freed up some screen real estate and ensured that the interface elements were always in predictable spots (the geometry parameter is a very useful tool).

I also setup a computer for my father without a window manager. All he wanted was a web browser and email client, and anything else on the screen confuses him terribly. Having Navigator launch full screen, without the possibility of other stuff appearing on the screen or of things moving around greatly reduced the burden of his technical support team (me). And it saved the aforementioned support team from being awaken at strange hours by the telephone.

To this day I regularly use screen and bypass X altogether. It is great because you can simply detach the screen, login to the machine from a remote site, and continue from where I left off. I understand that you can do that graphically with tools like VNC, but screen is faster and ssh is more available.

The minimalist approach may not appeal to everyone, nor is it useful in all circumstances. But it is a valid approach in the real world.

As for my desktop: in normal circumstances, I use whatever is stuck in front of me. Bouncing around between computers (including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X) means that I cannot have a consistent desktop experience anyway. It also means that I would have to spend considerable time tweaking each system. So why bother?

Reply Score: 1

RE: unix minimalism
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:12 UTC in reply to "unix minimalism"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I love it when people customize their system to the point I can't even figure out how it functions anymore! That is an awesome config XD

Reply Score: 3

RE[2]: unix minimalism
by lavish on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE: unix minimalism"
lavish Member since:
2006-12-30

yes, this is not wimp(1)

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIMP_(computing)

Reply Score: 1

KDE on FreeBSD 6 stable
by JamesTRexx on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:27 UTC
JamesTRexx
Member since:
2005-11-06

The screenshot I posted a few days ago on one of the articles: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45341000/
And after that I tweaked my black/white/gray theme Nightshade which I'm using now until I feel like using the KDE default again. I tend to change colour schemes once in a while, wallpapers more often, usually after I have drawn a new portrait, but then I use 6 virtual desktops with different wallpapers each.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45347040/
GTK uses the KDE colours now as well btw.
(and yes, I do like to look at asian idols :-P)

Reply Score: 2

My PowerBook
by Calvin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:30 UTC
Calvin
Member since:
2005-07-14

I use a moving background so I used my camera phone's video recorder. Quality sucks, and I'll replace the video when I get home, but you get the picture.
http://hcfolds.com/osnews/VIDEO_00006.mp4

I like the transparent terminals.

Reply Score: 1

My Gentoo Linux Desktop
by oggy on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:32 UTC
oggy
Member since:
2006-01-08

WM: Ion3, most programs are kde, style is polyester

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76716183%40N00/338605067/

Reply Score: 1

look closely
by mikesum32 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:38 UTC
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Member since:
2005-10-22
RE: look closely
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:48 UTC in reply to "look closely"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

look closely at what? windows xp or the midget porn?

Reply Score: 3

RE[2]: look closely
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE: look closely"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Below "midget porn" is a folder called "haha I got you."

Edit: Freudian slip.

Edited 2006-12-30 18:54

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: look closely
by mikesum32 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE: look closely"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

fsckit I got you.
If any of you don't read digg. See
http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/showflat.php?Number=1123180

for the real accident.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: look closely
by riha on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:34 UTC in reply to "look closely"
riha Member since:
2006-01-24

hehehe, must be the midget porn folder.

Reply Score: 1

Fedora Core 6
by zoeloelip on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:39 UTC
zoeloelip
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2006-12-30

Fedora Core 6 (actually current rawhide, will be FC7)
Gnome 2.6.17

Default fedora theme with Tango icons

http://bart.ulyssis.org/Screenshot.png (really big png ~1.3Mb)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79397511@N00/338581245/

Reply Score: 1

Gnomeness
by miscz on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:41 UTC
miscz
Member since:
2005-07-17

This is a screenshot from my notebook since I'm far from home but the only difference from my desktop computer is smaller resolution and laptopish tools in the tray.

I'm a window dresser, I admit ;)

multiple links, just in case:
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2553/zrzutekranula2.png
http://xs310.xs.to/xs310/06526/zrzutekranu2.png
http://www.box.net/public/lq8r46x5u5

Reply Score: 4

RE: Gnomeness
by jjmckay on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:04 UTC in reply to "Gnomeness"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

Nice metal music there on your folder! ;) May I suggest some bands you might like?

Demise of Eros
Arch Enemy
Decapitated
Agathodaimon
Dagoba
Adagio
Deadlock
Soilwork
Beseech

YMMV

Edited 2006-12-31 03:04

Reply Score: 1

My KDE Desktop
by Japsu on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:42 UTC
Japsu
Member since:
2006-12-30

This time I've settled on darker colours. I run all apps maximized and there's no desktop background image.

https://pajukanta.fi/temp/screenshot.png

Reply Score: 2

My Desk... Top :)
by Snake007uk on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:46 UTC
Snake007uk
Member since:
2005-07-20

http://www.linuxcraft.co.uk/room.jpg

Yes i know its not the actual desktop ;) and yes all three are one scree ;) , cant wait to move to mac osx ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: My Desk... Top :)
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:31 UTC in reply to "My Desk... Top :)"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Hubba Hubba.

Reply Score: 2

RE: My Desk... Top :)
by umccullough on Sun 31st Dec 2006 09:23 UTC in reply to "My Desk... Top :)"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Um... that carpet, that wall paper, and those drapes...

Nuh uh.

Reply Score: 2

Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:46 UTC
lcde
Member since:
2006-12-04

Is no one actually inspired to customize their desktops?

Here is a screenshot from my OpenBSD desktop from a couple of years ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=338614780&size=l

OpenBSD
FVWM 2.5

Every time you minimize a program it takes a screenshot and makes a small icon that you can click to recover the program. Probably with XGL these days you can get them to be live icons. Translucent menus (if you need them) because everything is key driven (ctrl+n for mozilla, etc)

Anyway, just figured to step this up a notch.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Zero Creativity.
by fsckit on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:54 UTC in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Am I inspired to customize my desktop? sometimes
Am I inspired to go back to fvwm's configuration? No, it makes baby jesus cry.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Zero Creativity. "
lcde Member since:
2006-12-04

No, it makes baby jesus cry.
hehe, sometimes ;)

Reply Score: 1

RE: Zero Creativity.
by JamesTRexx on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:04 UTC in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

I think most people who use Windows, OS X, KDE, Gnome and XFCE don't customize as much as those using the lighter WM's.
Using Fluxbox on my media pc I think I'd sooner customize that one than the KDE I use on my laptop. I haven't looked into it, but I think it might be easier to do so as well.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Zero Creativity.
by SeanVernell on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:11 UTC in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
SeanVernell Member since:
2005-08-06

Heh, you know I do really like to see a fancy desktop but only when they belong to other people! ;) when it comes to my own I can never be arsed to bother.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Zero Creativity.
by lcde on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Zero Creativity. "
lcde Member since:
2006-12-04

Heh, you know I do really like to see a fancy desktop but only when they belong to other people! ;) when it comes to my own I can never be arsed to bother.

I guess that is why i posted mine. I was really hoping to see some tricked out desktops.

Some of the wallpapers are fabulous but everything else is kind of blah. heh.

oh well. just a good waste of time on a saturday morning.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Zero Creativity.
by czubin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:21 UTC in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

I think every geek passes 'desktop madness' at least once in their life ;)

I mostly modified kde to the extreem, tuning it here and there , day in day out, making improvements and then suddenly, the next day, start out a complete different theme. My poor friends had to endure these user-hostile desktops each time ;)

But these days I gotten lazy and only want 4 things:
1) Quick acces to multimedia (musi, complete movies)
2) Quickly developing my small projects
3) No cluttering, I need to have overview (the bigger the screen the better ;)
4) My daily dosis of internet news & comics

Reply Score: 2

RE: Zero Creativity.
by spikeb on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:58 UTC in reply to "Zero Creativity. "
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

you customized it so much it looks like a green version of every other desktop

Reply Score: 1

WIndows Vista
by innerlogic on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:47 UTC
innerlogic
Member since:
2005-07-06

My current Vista screenshots:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/innerlogic/background-1.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/innerlogic/background3.jpg

I use pretty much every OS I can get my hands on however, I also use SkyOS and BeOS quite a bit :-)

Reply Score: 2

RE: WIndows Vista
by Quag7 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:02 UTC in reply to "WIndows Vista"
Quag7 Member since:
2005-07-28

I am always pleased to see that there are other Bad Religion fans in the world ;)

We were driving through New Mexico recently by the VLA, and I played American Lesion for my wife, and she was fairly shocked (having been exposed to incessant blaring Bad Religion from me for years). Can't beat that dirgey version of Cease...(Living on the Fault Line is also particularly fantastic)

Nice screenshots there, innerlogic (AUTOMATONS IN BUSINESS SUITS, SWINGING BLACK BOXES!)

Reply Score: 0

SuSE goodness
by moleskine on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:47 UTC
moleskine
Member since:
2005-11-05

SuSE 10.2/KDE here. I'm usually on Debian which looks quite similar, but using Gnome. Kernel is 2.6.18.2-34-default. Screen is CRT at 1152x864.

http://www.snowpetrel.net/stuff/snapshot3.jpg

Reply Score: 2

RE: SuSE goodness
by Quag7 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:04 UTC in reply to "SuSE goodness"
Quag7 Member since:
2005-07-28

What a wonderful wallpaper...I like to go one of two ways, either full-bore techie or the opposite extreme to remind me that there's more to live than glowing pixels, and you've definitely gone the other way ;)

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My two desktops
by czubin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:50 UTC
czubin
Member since:
2005-12-31

Nothing to fancy, simply running gnome.
I can't truly withstand cluttered desktops, so a minimum of icons on the desktop and no desktop applets etc
I'm mostly doing development on these desktops.

laptop:
http://linux.be/gfx.use/linux.screenshot.1727.1.png
workstation:
http://linux.be/gfx.use/linux.screenshot.1726.1.png

Reply Score: 1

RE: My two desktops
by richardstevenhack on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:17 UTC in reply to "My two desktops"
richardstevenhack Member since:
2006-12-30

"What is your wish, Oh Great One?"

Uh, a little ego problem there?

I mean, leet is leet, but come on!

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: My two desktops
by czubin on Sun 31st Dec 2006 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE: My two desktops"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

It's all just for fun, nothing 'leet' going on. Heck the idea is not even original.
I hope you'll be harassed by scrip kiddies for having no humor ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: My two desktops
by bibe on Sun 31st Dec 2006 09:27 UTC in reply to "My two desktops"
bibe Member since:
2005-07-09

Looks nice and clean. The Tree with the birds is beutifull wallpaper, u know where I could get it?

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: My two desktops
by czubin on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE: My two desktops"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31
RE[3]: My two desktops
by bibe on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My two desktops"
bibe Member since:
2005-07-09

thx alot 8)

Reply Score: 1

Ratpoison == No Desktop
by jessta on Sat 30th Dec 2006 17:53 UTC
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

I have no desktop.
Ratpoison is the awesome.

Reply Score: 1

ali3n0ne
Member since:
2006-12-30
Oh well ...
by TheOtherPJ on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:00 UTC
TheOtherPJ
Member since:
2006-07-18

ArchLinux+E17

Used to be a *box user, but once you add the usual stuff (bar/conky/fm/etc) it just got too darn slow. Plus, E is pretty ;)

http://ftp.takhis.net/arch/builds/teaser.png
http://ftp.takhis.net/arch/builds/dec_clean.jpg
http://ftp.takhis.net/arch/builds/dec_stuss.jpg

Reply Score: 2

RE: Oh well ...
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:52 UTC in reply to "Oh well ..."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Thanks, I wanted to see a recent shot of e17 ;) . I haven't used it for about a year now...

It's looking really good, is it reliable again (I used it about a year ago and it was solid, then 5 months later it wouldn't run for 5 minutes without crashing)?

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Oh well ...
by TheOtherPJ on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well ..."
TheOtherPJ Member since:
2006-07-18

>e17 ... wouldn't run for 5 minutes without crashing)?

Happens with some modules, if you only use the stock ones then you'll be fine. Going on a year here.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Oh well ...
by Yagami on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:35 UTC in reply to "Oh well ..."
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

very nice ;)


can you tell where you got the wallpaper ?!

and is the teaser also your system?! nice theme

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Oh well ...
by TheOtherPJ on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well ..."
TheOtherPJ Member since:
2006-07-18

Thanks ;)

>wallpaper

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/240227/

>teaser

My previous desktop yes, the light got to me in the end, I prefer something reminiscent of the hazed dark cave I live in.

Reply Score: 1

my main workstation
by Epyon on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:02 UTC
Epyon
Member since:
2005-11-21

The desktop on my iMac:
http://web.mac.com/epyon9283/osndesk.jpg

I may post my Linux desktop later if I'm not feeling too lazy.

Reply Score: 1

RE: my main workstation
by Kancept on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:06 UTC in reply to "my main workstation"
Kancept Member since:
2006-01-09

Can I get that wallpaper from you?

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: my main workstation
by aGNUstic on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE: my main workstation"
aGNUstic Member since:
2005-07-28

what is the the name of that wallpaper?

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: my main workstation
by Ultimatebadass on Mon 1st Jan 2007 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my main workstation"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

I believe it's from here : http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/12/22 . You'll just have to cut it out and resize it yourself ;)

Reply Score: 1

My desktop is fabulous :)
by joint_me on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:04 UTC
joint_me
Member since:
2006-12-30

http://www.fysiowoudrichem.nl/contest/HmmXP.jpg

OS: Windows XP
Theme: HmmXP
Icons: Tango
Musicplayer: Foobar2000 (stil working on the visual)
IM: MirandaIM (made the HmmXP theme myself)
Background: http://www.fysiowoudrichem.nl/contest/Untitled-1.png (tile)

Reply Score: 2

Here's mine
by Rocinante on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:05 UTC
Rocinante
Member since:
2005-11-18

http://dionysus.ath.cx/screenshot.png
http://dionysus.ath.cx/untitled.JPG

Hosted straight from my server at home! I know it doesn't make much sense to have a server with X up, but I don't do much with it beside personal stuff anyway.

Edit: Wrong image type. Also added Windows workstation desktop.

Edited 2006-12-30 18:12

Reply Score: 1

RE: Here's mine
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:27 UTC in reply to "Here's mine"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm guessing you don't get out much then.

Reply Score: 4

RE[2]: Here's mine
by Rocinante on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Here's mine"
Rocinante Member since:
2005-11-18

What makes you think that?

Reply Score: 2

RE
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:05 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Mac OS, with BuuF icon set. I love the Firefox icon!
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/43304222/

Photo of the physical desktop too
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41800029/

Edited 2006-12-30 18:15

Reply Score: 3

RE
by ThawkTH on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Ok.

I LOVE your desktop.

Reply Score: 2

RE
by Adam S on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Did you notice I used Buuf too after you told me about it??

Reply Score: 1

RE
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yes, I was going to comment on that. There's so many icons you can customize all the folders too (I even did the folders ~/library XD)

I used Pixadex and CandyBar. I should put togehter a Buuf IconPackage so people can easily apply all the BuuF icons quickly.

Reply Score: 2

Fluxbox
by markjensen on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:05 UTC
markjensen
Member since:
2005-07-26

Fluxbox on Fedora Linux
Using a slightly modified "FluxAqua" theme
Showing GAIM window minus decorations (titlebar, close/minimize, etc.)
Showing two xterm windows tabbed together (hence the split titlebar)
Running conky resource monitor as my only "desktop" item. I dislike decktop icons.
Wallpaper is pretty typical for my machine (always a girl, but my wife doesn't mind) ;)

In-use: http://markjensen.googlepages.com/OSNews_dirty.jpg
No apps open: http://markjensen.googlepages.com/OSNews_clean.jpg

Reply Score: 1

RE: Fluxbox
by ejk- on Mon 1st Jan 2007 23:41 UTC in reply to "Fluxbox"
ejk- Member since:
2006-02-26

I'm surprised you have a wife. ;)

Reply Score: 1

...
by Hiev on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:05 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Ladies and gentlement I introduce to you: WindowsMess.

http://img126.imageshack.us/my.php?image=windesktopiy8.png

Reply Score: 1

second computer
by Mellin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:07 UTC
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06
RE: second computer
by eosp on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:30 UTC in reply to "second computer"
eosp Member since:
2005-07-07

403.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: second computer
by Mellin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: second computer"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

i know my isp didn't like the trafic ;)

Reply Score: 1

thinkpad
by slappy on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:13 UTC
slappy
Member since:
2006-12-30

win xp sp2 / zune theme / dawn of ubuntu wallpaper

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/7469/untitlednx5.png

Reply Score: 1

My openSUSE install
by Knuckles on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:16 UTC
Knuckles
Member since:
2005-06-29

This is my main desktop, running openSUSE 10.2, dual 1280x1024, beryl with xsnow effect, and a very nice wallpaper by Nuno Pinheiro (one of the authors of KDE's Oxygen).

I like to keep it simple and clean, but not too minimalistic.

http://pwp.netcabo.pt/knuckles/osnews.png

Reply Score: 3

Ubuntu + TwinView
by gdi2k on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:17 UTC
gdi2k
Member since:
2006-12-30

Screenshot and Desktop

http://69.64.38.38/images/Screenshot.png
http://69.64.38.38/images/IMG_8778.JPG

Ubuntu (Edgy) with TwinView. Works nicely. Happy new year!

Edited 2006-12-30 18:33

Reply Score: 2

RE: Ubuntu + TwinView
by aphistic on Mon 1st Jan 2007 14:24 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu + TwinView"
aphistic Member since:
2005-07-07

Which wallpaper is that? I've been looking for some good dual monitor wallpapers and I really like that one.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Ubuntu + TwinView
by gdi2k on Thu 4th Jan 2007 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu + TwinView"
gdi2k Member since:
2006-12-30

I stumbled across it on DeviantArt:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13889593/

You're right, there is a severe shortage of good dual-screen wallpaper art!

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Ubuntu + TwinView
by panickedthumb on Thu 4th Jan 2007 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu + TwinView"
panickedthumb Member since:
2007-01-04

aha, thank you ;)

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Ubuntu + TwinView
by panickedthumb on Thu 4th Jan 2007 20:27 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu + TwinView"
panickedthumb Member since:
2007-01-04

gdi2k, PLEASE leave us a link for that wallpaper, that's amazing!

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Ubuntu + TwinView
by gdi2k on Fri 5th Jan 2007 07:10 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu + TwinView"
gdi2k Member since:
2006-12-30

I tried to reply yesterday with the link, but apparently it didn't work. Anyways, it's one I found at DeviantArt:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/13889593/

Enjoy!

Reply Score: 1

My mac...
by Tuishimi on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:20 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.beossum.net/images/ss20061230.jpg

I should have a new BeOS machine set up shortly... well, an OLD machine... but I haven't had BeOS running since I moved last August.

Reply Score: 2

RE: My mac...
by spikeb on Sun 31st Dec 2006 04:01 UTC in reply to "My mac..."
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

ahhhh beos. it has that magical touch of apple engineers, just like NeXT did.

Reply Score: 1

FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE + GNOME 2.16.2
by mezz on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:21 UTC
mezz
Member since:
2005-06-29

# uname -sr
FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE

http://people.freebsd.org/~mezz/freebsd-utorrent.png

I am using Ubuntulooks GTK+2 theme with colours tweak. The colours are same as Glider theme. The rest such as Metacity, icons and etc are default.

Reply Score: 1

algkalv Member since:
2005-11-04

Allo Mezz ;)

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/9672/20061213vn9.png

FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE, KDE 3.5.5 + custom changes

Reply Score: 1

eqnx Member since:
2006-12-31

Hey moose, I love the simplicity of your desktop.

Here is mine:

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5088/fbsdxfcefu1.png

Reply Score: 1

fyi
by _LH_ on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:25 UTC
_LH_
Member since:
2005-07-20

Just cleaned the desktop for your convenience. Usually it fills with unused crap.

http://www.students.tut.fi/~hahnel/desktop.png

And then the unbelievable. Win XP is actually faster on this crap than any recent Linux distro KDE, GNOME or XFCE. Arch Linux with KDE comes closest.

Reply Score: 1

Mac OS X Tiger
by SK8T on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:26 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

and here is my "cool" Tiger Desktop ;-)

http://sk8t.sk.funpic.de/macosx.png

=)

Reply Score: 2

RE: Mac OS X Tiger
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:28 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X Tiger"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

832MB RAM XD

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Mac OS X Tiger
by SK8T on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Mac OS X Tiger"
SK8T Member since:
2006-06-01

it's an old PowerMac G4, with 1 x 512 MB, 2 x 128 MB and 1 x 64 MB SD-Ram ;-)

Reply Score: 1

Slackware 11.0, KDE 3.5.4
by hitest on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:27 UTC
hitest
Member since:
2006-10-28

I run a lot of different OSs. Right now I'm running Slackware 11.0 and Debian.
Here's one of my Slackware 11.0 boxes, running KDE 3.5.4.
I highly recommend Slackware, it is my favourite OS.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/hitest/KDE3.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Mandrake Linux, Xfce
by Julikaefer on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:27 UTC
Julikaefer
Member since:
2006-08-14

Mandrake Linux 10.0
Xfce 4.0.3 with BeOS icons and Microcurve window decorations.

http://www.stud.uni-karlsruhe.de/~ucbdo/desktop.gif

The panel and task bar only appear when I move the cursor on them.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Mandrake Linux, Xfce
by ThawkTH on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:44 UTC in reply to "Mandrake Linux, Xfce"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

What do you use to generate the star wars message(s)?

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Mandrake Linux, Xfce
by Julikaefer on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Mandrake Linux, Xfce"
Julikaefer Member since:
2006-08-14

It's 'fortune' with a Star Wars packet which is run from a script in /etc/profile.d.

You can find the Star Wars packet here:
http://www.splitbrain.org/projects/fortunes/starwars

Reply Score: 1

SLED 10 here
by invisik on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:28 UTC
invisik
Member since:
2006-08-03

Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 here, with dual 20" Samsung monitors, so 3200x1200, split down the middle.

No, not much imagination here. I stay close to the defaults as my clients typically do the same. There also is a lack of 3200x1200 backgrounds out there.

I think these URL's are live.

The desktop
http://invisik.googlepages.com/sled1.jpg

Typical apps open
http://invisik.googlepages.com/sled2.jpg

Happy New Year all...

-m

Reply Score: 2

RE: SLED 10 here
by gdi2k on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:50 UTC in reply to "SLED 10 here"
gdi2k Member since:
2006-12-30

How do you get your panels to span both screens? On mine (see a few comments up), I can only get them to span the main screen.

Got a pic of the actual screens, sounds like an awesome setup!

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: SLED 10 here
by invisik on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:53 UTC in reply to "SLED 10 here"
invisik Member since:
2006-08-03

Hi,

To be completely honest, I'm not totally sure what I'm doing that makes it span both.

My Sax2 config looks like the monitors are both in 1600x1200x16.7. I have Dual Head Mode check for Xinerama at 1600x1200. 3D acceleration is on.

In Screen Resolution in the Control Center, I have it set to 3200x1200--maybe that's the key for stretching the entire desktop across......

Would be happy to send any config files that might help you..... let me know.

-m

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: SLED 10 here
by invisik on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:55 UTC in reply to "SLED 10 here"
invisik Member since:
2006-08-03

Oh, BTW, Desktop Effects work fine across both monitors as well. Have the cube spanning, which is very cool!

-m

Reply Score: 1

OS X and Linux via NX
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:29 UTC
ma_d
Member since:
2005-06-29
RE:
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:30 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Clearly OSNews users are anything but standard or typical ;)

Reply Score: 2

TWM
by pmarin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:31 UTC
pmarin
Member since:
2006-12-30

Some years ago. I Love the old UNIX style

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/22/24956858_47b47a5806_o.jpg">

Reply Score: 1

Mandriva with IceWM
by KenJackson on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:34 UTC
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

http://jackson.io/img/desktop.gif

I prefer the simplicity of IceWM, and you'll notice I'm very dependent on terminal windows.

Note that FreeCell is the real Windows game (the best thing Microsoft ever did) running in Wine.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Mandriva with IceWM
by DigitalAxis on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:21 UTC in reply to "Mandriva with IceWM"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

What about Hover, the game that came on the Windows 95 CD?

Reply Score: 2

windo~1
by mono on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC
mono
Member since:
2005-10-19

http://invitel.hu/on/z/ss20040625.png

NT 5.1
Windows Classic theme (modified with 3DCC)
icons modified with Resource Hacker

it was a lot of work. or waste of time?

Reply Score: 2

RE: windo~1
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:39 UTC in reply to "windo~1"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Looks very snappy. Must be a real bike every time a modified resource gets reset by Windows Update. I once had a very customised shell space but it was a lot of work to maintain!

Reply Score: 2

Debian Sid, KDE
by Tsukasa on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:35 UTC
Tsukasa
Member since:
2006-05-15

Debian Sid with KDE.
Not much customization - I like the defaults.

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/698/snapshot25gx5.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Straight up Tiger desktop
by ElectricDevil on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:37 UTC
ElectricDevil
Member since:
2006-08-22

From my main desktop computer.

I like a clean desktop area, it makes the life easier to know that everthing is in it's right place and not in an "I put it here in the meantime"-location.

Another thing I disklike is the Finder, for more than one reason.

http://caipirinha.se/ElectricDevil_desktop.jpeg

Reply Score: 1

My desktop
by Tron on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:37 UTC
Tron
Member since:
2005-07-07

Fedora Core 5 - 3200x1200@75Hz - Custom made background (available upon request :-)

http://coolstool.homelinux.com/Screenshot.jpg

Reply Score: 1

RE: My desktop
by Dubbayoo on Mon 1st Jan 2007 02:20 UTC in reply to "My desktop"
Dubbayoo Member since:
2006-02-09
My Screenshots
by pacmania1982 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:41 UTC
pacmania1982
Member since:
2006-12-30

A few of my screenshots, I've got a few more but I'll have to put them on my webserver

http://monkeymagic.servehttp.com/screenshots/

pac

Reply Score: 1

RE: My Screenshots
by ma_d on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:47 UTC in reply to "My Screenshots"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Microsoft's icons have _majorly_ improved in Vista, I'm impressed...

Reply Score: 2

Kde on Edgy
by Anonymous Coward on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:42 UTC
Anonymous Coward
Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.vryhofresearch.com/desktop.png

The extent of my mods are KBFX and Beryl.

Reply Score: 1

My Desktop (one of many)
by Pythor on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:46 UTC
Pythor
Member since:
2006-12-30

XP Pro (sorry guys and gals) with Opera 9 showing the OSNews page and VMware running Fedora and Ubuntu (with the Fedora screen showing.

http://www.wavmedia.net/images/ScreenShot004.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Minimal Xfce
by Callahad on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:57 UTC
Callahad
Member since:
2006-12-30

Xfce is under-represented ;) Here's my desk: http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2749/deskuk6.jpg

Reply Score: 2

Keep it simple
by jbrader on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:57 UTC
jbrader
Member since:
2005-11-12

I use Ubuntu Dapper, I usually stick with the default human theme but I get rid of the bottom panel and move everything to the top. I get most of my wallpapers from th astronomy picture of the day.
http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4376092

Reply Score: 1

RE: Keep it simple
by supersteve1440 on Sun 31st Dec 2006 08:31 UTC in reply to "Keep it simple"
supersteve1440 Member since:
2006-12-31

I do the same thing with my desktops (Ubuntu and WinXP). I've gotten accustomed to having just one taskbar at the top.

Reply Score: 1

alourenco Member since:
2006-07-17

You have a great font there compared to most Xorg screenshots. What font are you using? Any antialiasing settings or default ones?

I find that most xorg systems have too much AA, fonts look almost bold against a light colour background!

Reply Score: 1

slight Member since:
2006-09-10

Font settings are default Ubuntu Edgy as far as I remember.

Reply Score: 1

slight Member since:
2006-09-10

Gnome settings:

Font is 'Sans', though I don't what Ubuntu actually maps it to I'm afraid.

Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)
96dpi
Full hinting
Pixel ordering is RGB

Reply Score: 1

Xubuntu Dapper minimalist
by fizzled on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:01 UTC
fizzled
Member since:
2006-01-06

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q114/nate_cctg/Screenshot.png

Running Xubuntu Dapper. A clean desktop with a few system monitors. Normally the panels are on autohide.

Reply Score: 1

My minimalistic desktop
by radoslav on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:04 UTC
radoslav
Member since:
2005-07-09
opensolaris and ubuntu
by justinc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:06 UTC
justinc
Member since:
2006-07-24
Can't live without it....
by makkus on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:09 UTC
makkus
Member since:
2006-01-11

My laptop:
HP NX9105 AMD-64 3000+, 1Gb, 120GB
Nvidia Geforce 400 GO 64Mb
Gentoo 2006.1 ~amd64, Gnome 2.16.1, Beryl 0.1.4

http://marc.geerlings.googlepages.com/screenshot.jpg

Works like a dream....

Reply Score: 1

Windowmaker
by isaba on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:10 UTC
isaba
Member since:
2006-12-30

http://server2.uploadit.org/files/isaba2002-1.jpg

I often use KDE with my OpenSuSE 10.2, but I prefer Windowmaker.
It is clean, light and fast.

Edited 2006-12-30 19:15

Reply Score: 1

Fedora Core 6 with XFCE4.4 beta 2
by buff on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:13 UTC
buff
Member since:
2005-11-12

Here is my XFCE4.4 beta 2 desktop running Fedora 6. http://markbokil.org/images/xfce4-fc6.png

I am using the Clearlooks graphite theme for the windows. The Browser is Seamonkey 1.1 beta with the SeaGnome theme running the MonkeyMenu extension making it blend in nicely with Gnome applications.
http://markbokil.org/index.php?section=tech&content=c_linuxseagnome...

The sticky note in the corner is Xpad.

Edited 2006-12-30 19:18

Reply Score: 1

Walk trough
by W-Tarchalski on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:15 UTC
W-Tarchalski
Member since:
2005-07-18

OK, here is my walk through my desktop evolution
since gnome-2.4 and enlightenment-0.16

http://themes.netart.eu.org/screenshots/img000.jpeg.html


I wish I did screenshots earlier.

And THIS IS MY current desktop:

http://voila.pl/7z6qu/index.php?get=1&f=1


EVOLUTION is:
Less candy, more touch and inspiration.

Reply Score: 1

Windows HN
by WyldStylist on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:16 UTC
WyldStylist
Member since:
2006-12-30

Okay i might Post my first message here as an introduction to 2007

http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=winhnbs7.jpg

here is my 300 mb (Xpbased)Windows HN 300 mb finished install (i never go anywhere without my install cd for that syst) Comes without internet explorer , advantages are no overactive desktop to munch ram and no Themes service among many other things ;) i just run my programs/projects and it works fast

The Best security is remove insecure Programs/functions and control the services that are running ;)

Maybe OSnews will write about it one day? u never know ;)

Reply Score: 1

Slackware - xfce / windowmaker
by situation on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:16 UTC
situation
Member since:
2006-01-10

Most recent shot of xfce, going for nice and simple:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45547801/

Older xfce layout with a bunch of screenshot editing
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45547660/

Windowmaker after my first Slackware install
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45547745/

Reply Score: 1

Windows XP Home
by mike_a on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:16 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7199/screenhx2.jpg

My Windows XP Home desktop with WindowBlinds 'Royale Vista' skin. I have been using Windows now for a week or so since my Ubuntu Edgy has been refusing to work with wireless networks and USB hard disks...

I don't want anything on my desktop, as you can see ;)
Haven't been through all the screenshots but am I the only one with a hot chick as a wallpaper?

Reply Score: 1

Ubuntu/Gnome/Beryl
by Rugmonster on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:16 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-18

I'm running Ubuntu Edgy with Beryl for the window manager using AIGLX. The wallpaper is from deviantART and the Beryl theme is from gnome-look.org. I think the GTK theme is a mix of Alphacube GTK 0.5 controls and nuoveXT-1.6 icons.

Typical desktop screenshot
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8859/desktop1od2.png

An empty desktop
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8697/desktop2or8.png

Showing off the cube and 3d windows plugin
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6581/desktop5dj7.png

Reply Score: 1

Icons on the adam's screenshot
by prymitive on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:19 UTC
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Member since:
2006-11-20

Where can I get those icons?

Reply Score: 1

RE: Icons on the adam's screenshot
by Kroc on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:32 UTC in reply to "Icons on the adam's screenshot"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10
RE: Icons on the adam's screenshot
by Adam S on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:04 UTC in reply to "Icons on the adam's screenshot"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

If you want my icons, download or purchase Candybar from Panic Software. Then you can use this icontainer package. Remove the spaces and visit this URL:

http:// firsttube.com /uploads/ adam-buuf.icontainer

It is about 2.5mb, and, as Kroc mentioned above, it contains the BuuF icon set configured for OS X as *I* chose. You may choose to tweak it for yourself.

Reply Score: 1

Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I am unable to download it, although I can see it, the browser (Opera, Safari, FFox and Camino) all do the same... could you please compress it?

Thank you.

Note: Also tried wget... the file is broken or incorrectly handled.

Edited 2007-01-02 15:04

Reply Score: 1

Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Try this link:

http:// firsttube.com/uploads/adam-buuf.zip

The server didn't know how to serve an icontainer file.

Reply Score: 1

Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

That did it, thank you.

Reply Score: 1

SkyOS
by Kelly Rush on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:30 UTC
Kelly Rush
Member since:
2005-06-30

Not the most up-to-date (about a month old or so), but my SkyOS desktop, as posted at Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c8/Skyos_build_6669_scre...

Aside from that, I use Ubuntu Edgy with Beryl.

Reply Score: 1

Re: My Screenshots
by pacmania1982 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:37 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-30

I've remoted to my PC in the office and taken a screenshot plus I've taken a screenshot of my work laptop

http://monkeymagic.servehttp.com/screenshots/

pac

Reply Score: 1

Fluxbox + Debian
by jlarocco on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:42 UTC
jlarocco
Member since:
2005-09-14

Nothing too special. Fluxbox with Debian:

http://jlarocco.net/images/with_apps.png
With apps running

The top right corner is a secure shell to my old desktop, currently used as a router. It's about as much of a screenshot as possible :-)

http://jlarocco.net/images/no_apps.jpg
Just the desktop

Reply Score: 1

RE: Fluxbox + Debian
by markjensen on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:37 UTC in reply to "Fluxbox + Debian"
markjensen Member since:
2005-07-26

:D Loooove the Nightmare Before Christmas wallpaper with Lock, Shock and Barrel!

Reply Score: 2

my desktop
by Abaddon on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:42 UTC
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2006-06-23

http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gentoo20061230bq2.png

KDE 3.5.5 (knifty + my own theme) on Gentoo Linux.

Edited 2006-12-30 19:50

Reply Score: 1

RE: my desktop
by Beta on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:33 UTC in reply to "my desktop"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

tidy wallpaper.

Reply Score: 2

GNOME/Gentoo
by maxima on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:43 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06
Windows XP in Black Theme
by CrazyDude0 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 19:59 UTC
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2005-07-10
Ubuntu 6.06 + (experimental) ZDE environment
by ojh77 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:00 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-19

Current development on project Zirconium. Not running any session manager. No GTK theme selected - default.
http://zirconium.xisystems.net/screenshots/zxe-current.jpg

ZDE project page with more (and more interesting) screen shots:
http://zirconium.xisystems.net/

Reply Score: 1

A little old but not too
by Shaman on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:04 UTC
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2005-11-15

http://www.rumour.com/caps/

A bit more than a year old.

Reply Score: 1

WinDOS
by SCHWEjK on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:06 UTC
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Member since:
2006-04-05

A boring standard WinXP desktop, but so far the coolest wallpaper ;)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4593/screenxb5.jpg

My Linux Server has no desktop, I use Cygwin + SSH to administrate it...

Edited 2006-12-30 20:12

Reply Score: 1

RE: WinDOS
by CrazyDude0 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:11 UTC in reply to "WinDOS"
CrazyDude0 Member since:
2005-07-10

You are sick...

Reply Score: 4

RE[2]: WinDOS
by SCHWEjK on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: WinDOS"
SCHWEjK Member since:
2006-04-05

Not really ;) I got it from deviantart, some time ago. It's always funny to see how ppl react when the enter my lair and see the desktop ...

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: WinDOS
by ojh77 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WinDOS"
ojh77 Member since:
2005-12-19

Hard to beat the shock value. Ha Ha!

Brings back childhood memories - but that was what made the string and door knob seem like a good idea in comparison.

Reply Score: 1

Here's my FC6 desktop
by chocobanana on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:09 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-04

You can see it full screen by clicking the thumbnail:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/showimage.php?i=2751&c=1&cutoffd...

Reply Score: 1

Ubuntu Linux, Gnome DE
by Art Intelligence on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:14 UTC
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2006-12-30
dwm on Arch Linux
by lydgate on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:17 UTC
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2006-12-30
Something different: Afterstep
by DrCurl on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:27 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-17

Here is a screeny of my AfterStep desktop:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38944011/?qo=12&q=afterstep&qh=...

Looks good and is fonctional ;)

Reply Score: 1

Clean, simple minimalism
by Abdullah on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:35 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Clean, unbloated, simple, and attractive. Dare I say, more aesthetically pleasing than even OSX...

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9999/osnewsxz5.png

Edited 2006-12-30 20:53

Reply Score: 2

last one for this year :-)
by JamesTRexx on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:54 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-06

Updated KDE to 3.5.5 today and trying transparency with shadows again to see if it's more stable.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45637672/

Reply Score: 1

FreeBSD + Enlightenment 16
by lolownia on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:58 UTC
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2006-05-27
OSX desktop on a powerbook
by jtrwallace on Sat 30th Dec 2006 20:58 UTC
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2006-12-30

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/338813042_32e32a31cc_b.jpg

i like white/black/grey with very simple icons

Reply Score: 1

more than my desktop...
by raver31 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:01 UTC
raver31
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2005-07-06

can be found here..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/donley

dont be shy

Reply Score: 2

kwag
Member since:
2006-08-31

For my "Play Time", this is what I "still!" use.

http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mydeskdt4.png

Edited 2006-12-30 21:04

Reply Score: 1

FreeBSD and Edgy, both GNOME
by lopisaur on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:08 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-27

Here's my usual desktop setup: http://lopisaur.googlepages.com/Screenshot20060403.jpg
FreeBSD-6-Stable, it's an old screenshot, but it still looks pretty much the same. Now 11000km away, I miss that machine!
This is my laptop:
http://lopisaur.googlepages.com/screenshot20061230.png
Ubundtu Edgy, since FreeBSD won't play along with my 3945 WLAN card...

Edited 2006-12-30 21:08

Reply Score: 1

WindowMaker Desktop
by lieb on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:10 UTC
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2006-12-30

I didn't see any other WindowMaker desktops sp here is mine.

http://lieb.orchardware.net/Screenshot.png

Reply Score: 1

my kde 3.5.5 desktop on my laptop
by lemmy on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:16 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-10

Here's kde 3.5.5 on an acer aspire 3102 WLMi running at 1280x800, OS is openSUSE 10.2:

http://linux.eregion.de/kde355.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Gentoo 2.6.18 + Weather forecast wallpaper
by Quag7 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:18 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-28

http://tinyurl.com/y64ckp

This is my main KDE desktop. I've tried messing with beryl, radical color schemes, etc. and I can make it look a lot cooler, but it becomes a lot less usable in the process.

Window decoration is something called "powder" from kde-look which I like a lot.

Because I am running at 1920x1440, I see no reason to be minimalistic. I like a desktop with everything a single click away, which is pretty clear. My main consideration is being able to have 4 terminals simultaneously displayable; this fits the bill.

The wallpaper is a Perl script which grabs weather data and maps (Weather::Underground, available through CPAN, is particularly useful!), along with other system data, and composites everything into a single jpg and then sets it as wallpaper once per hour. ImageMagick can be used in a variety of interesting ways - especially in KDE, whose weather applet is awful.

Anyway, nothing exciting here except I really like my weatherpaper script ;)

Reply Score: 2

My fluxbox on FBSD 5.x
by sailorfej on Sat 30th Dec 2006 21:22 UTC
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2006-12-16
Yagami
Member since:
2006-07-15

well , i am a kde user , and i like, no , i really love a nice desktop.

and i love mine ;)

beryl + kde :

i have 3 virtual desktops :
1 - System and Work related
2 - Internet related
3 - Multimedia related

my first virtual desktop ( you can see the auto hiding sidepanel ) : http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7648/realshot1ey4.jpg

my second virtual desktop : http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8888/realshot2og7.jpg

my third virtual desktop : http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9616/realshot3ex6.jpg

Reply Score: 1

JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

Love the third wallpaper, very loaded with emotion. :-)
Google knew where it was before I needed to ask you. http://www.anime-kun.net/wallpapers/walls.php?walls=divers

Reply Score: 1

Fluxbox on FreeBSD
by dcwrwrfhndz on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:21 UTC
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Member since:
2006-05-26

fluxbox-devel-1.0rc2
FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2459/screenshot1oo2.png

Reply Score: 1

Kubuntu 6.10
by dimlev on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:22 UTC
dimlev
Member since:
2005-09-08

My Edgy Eft:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2848/200612310000491280x1024bg1.pn...

kde 3.5.5, gkrellm, superkaramba, Eterm, root-tail

Reply Score: 1

Enlightement E16 is my IDE
by megacoder on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:24 UTC
megacoder
Member since:
2006-01-17

I judge a window manager by how many xterm's I can open at once ;-)

http://www.megacoder.com/files/screenshots/shot_30-12-06_141739.png

shows my laptop screen ATM

Reply Score: 1

Gentoo, Flux, Kicker
by zeroth404 on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:36 UTC
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2006-11-02

http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shothl6.jpg

Gentoo box with Fluxbox and KDE Kicker, Adesklets, and (less importantly) KNotes.

Reply Score: 1

Nerdy,
by spectator on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:40 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-27

nerdy, but still I want to contribute. ;)

http://zak.lodz.pl/~kasper/301206.jpg

Normally both panels have autohide on. Tray: gmpc, gaim, xpad.

Reply Score: 1

My ArchLinux
by polachok on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:44 UTC
polachok
Member since:
2006-12-30

I used dwm since it startup in summer, here is it:
http://www.linux.org.ru/profile/polachok/gallery/bigvBe3eC.png

but today, being drunk I tried beryl on gnome:
http://www.linux.org.ru/profile/polachok/gallery/bigfUkIR0.png

Reply Score: 1

Ratpoison
by da_Chicken on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:50 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-01

Desktop screenshots are so cool! I made a couple of screenshots of my ratpoison desktop just to show off a little.
http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?screen_id=152214062645953b8a234dc&p...
http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?screen_id=183645420245953c317adcc&p...

If you wonder where you can get a similar funky wallpaper, it's really just "xsetroot -solid black". ;-)

Reply Score: 1

RE: Ratpoison
by lavish on Sat 30th Dec 2006 22:54 UTC in reply to "Ratpoison"
lavish Member since:
2006-12-30
sn0n's Desktop Dec2006
by sn0n on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:01 UTC
sn0n
Member since:
2005-08-09

Ubuntu 6.10
OSX Wallpaper
Tray icons :
*Liferea (RSS Feeds)
*ZIM (Desktop Wiki)
*gaim
*Rhythmbox

http://sn0n.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/screenshot_dec_2006.png
edit: Linked to thumb on accident.

Edited 2006-12-30 23:02

Reply Score: 1

Blackbox on Gentoo
by juanjo on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:07 UTC
juanjo
Member since:
2006-12-30

Some time ago(4 years or more), I spent 2 or 3 days investigating a "perfect" desktop for me, with the following requirements:

* no icons on the desktop, my windows desktops always end up really cluttered, so on linux(my main os) I wanted _nothing_ on the desktop.

* I wanted to be able to run the same environment on my then underpowered laptop and my main computer.

* 64Mb of RAM on my laptop(I have since then upgraded my laptop, but it's still useful to have a lowmem environment)

* I have to be able to control volume and playing/pausing/resuming the mp3 player that is constantly playing without having to restore the window.

* I'm an alternating php/c/c++ developer, so I need to have a browser constantly open to look up documentation, an editor to code, a (fast!) terminal to ssh to remote machines, a MUA to read/write emails, and an mp3 player to play some music while coding.

and I ended up with the following:

* blackbox for my window managing needs
* gkrellm for launching programs, controlling xmms/bmp/audacious, a clock, memory usage, etc...
* firefox for browsing
* scite for editing code
* audacious to play mp3's
* aterm for a terminal
* sylpheed to check my mail

None of the programs have high requirements(except firefox), and fit completely on a very custom gentoo 64Mb system. The only big dependency of most of the programs is gtk+, but as it is a common dependency, it is only loaded once in memory.

I haven't changed the desktop since then(except for some slight adjustments), and I must say I find it pretty comfortable for everyday use, on 3 computers with different resolutions(from 1400x1050 to 1024x768, and previously on 800x600).

http://gutierrezdequevedo.com/shots

Reply Score: 1

Here You Go - My "Babe" Desktop
by richardstevenhack on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:08 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-30

It changes constantly - every three minutes. Running on Kubuntu 6.06, by the way.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/richardstevenhack/snapshot1.p...

And here's how it looks later:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/richardstevenhack/snapshot2.p...

And while we're at, a shot of one of my favorite Corrs girls:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/richardstevenhack/TheCorrs450...

Edited 2006-12-30 23:09

Reply Score: 1

RE: Here You Go - My "Babe" Desktop
by ThawkTH on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:03 UTC in reply to "Here You Go - My "Babe" Desktop"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Sharon!

Good to see a fellow fan ;) - a truly masterful artist

For the record, I have a collection of Corrs, as well as various other Celtic images cycling on my OSX desktop ;)

I like to keep a diverse array of looks and feels going, but green has always been my favorite color, and for some reason I just need a dark wallpaper (so usually a black border around images etc)

Reply Score: 2

richardstevenhack Member since:
2006-12-30

I was going to include a shot of Andrea, but the editing time expired first.


I also could have shown my Windows XP side of the machine which currently is running only Corrs wallpapers.


But then I'd have to reboot...:-)

Reply Score: 1

My best Desktop
by Calvin on Sat 30th Dec 2006 23:50 UTC
Calvin
Member since:
2005-07-14

These are the best desktops I have ever created. Simple, but totally cool. I wish I had a 3d card in my laptop so could use real transparency, but to be honest fake transparent terminals are easier to read anyway.

http://hcfolds.com/flux/shot.jpg (best screen shot)
http://hcfolds.com/flux/shot2.jpg (actually best to use)

Reply Score: 1

why not?
by balihb on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:02 UTC
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Member since:
2006-06-15

my xfce4 desktop:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45649761/
with:
gnome_swallow+wmaker dockapps
and
gdesklets

Reply Score: 1

Fairly minimalist
by Kokopelli on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:13 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

I am fairly minimal. I have a hidden panel in the top right for the tray and a clock but that is it. My Mac is the same way; I disabled the dock and removed everything but the menu bar. I rely on keyboard shortcuts and for things I do not have a shortcut to I just type the command. On the Mac I use Quicksilver for everything. So basically clutter on the desktop serves no purpose except to distract me.

Both are xfce4, though I only recently (~ 2 months ago) switched from FVWM. The first uses xfwm for the windows manager. On the second I use beryl or xfwm if i am running dual screen.

http://thumbsnap.com/v/m3QtUR47.png

http://thumbsnap.com/v/GTHlG2lW.png

Reply Score: 1

A modest desktop
by chemical_scum on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:14 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-02

Well here is my desktop on Ubuntu Dapper. The panel has been congfigured to be very similar to that I had on GNOME 1.x many years ago. I have reverted to the standard Clearlooks theme which I find both businesslike and restful.

The wallpaper is a representation of the Godesses Maat and Isis who look after me and the application is Ghemical showing the results of a simple quantum chemical calculation.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=339007800&size=o

Reply Score: 2

first vtwm?
by whendrik on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:15 UTC
whendrik
Member since:
2006-12-16

FreeBSD with vtwm (cde like) as window manager.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~whendrik/download/screenshot.jpg

I was running irssi, cmus and mutt. I saw that combination before, funny...

I viewed some desktops, a real jungle from OS'es and styles, enough to fill a musuem ;)

Reply Score: 1

E17 Goodiness
by CodeWarrior on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:18 UTC
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2006-01-04
Vista Shot
by forlorn on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:23 UTC
forlorn
Member since:
2006-12-31

The OS I'm using on my main PC at home is Vista Ultimate x86 (Build 6000). I really like it, and I like the overall black appearance of things; it is easier on the eyes at night.

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1619/desktopqh9.jpg

Reply Score: 1

Contest
by Calvin on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:27 UTC
Calvin
Member since:
2005-07-14

I'd like to see a desktop contest. Maybe we can vote for the one we like the best.

Reply Score: 2

Zeta
by bbjimmy on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:30 UTC
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2006-03-25

I run Zeta ... http://coquillr-or.net/~fatelk/screen1.png

note the modified Deskbar.

Reply Score: 1

Zeta
by bbjimmy on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:32 UTC
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Member since:
2006-03-25

I run Zeta ... http://coquille-or.net/~fatelk/screen1.png

note the modified Deskbar.

Reply Score: 1

RE: My Solaris desktop
by Tuishimi on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:44 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Makes me yearn for my years on my uVAX running VMS...

Reply Score: 2

RE: My KDE
by Tuishimi on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:47 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh man, are you my brother? Seriously... he keeps his desktop all crazy like that too. ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: My desktop
by Tuishimi on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:56 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

>Here's my Vista laptop's desktop (my main machine, basically). >The .png is huge, I am too lazy to resize.

Nice shot, Thom, Vista actually looks pretty nice. Can I ask why you don't run in your native tongue? Or aren't translations complete in the eval copy?

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: My desktop
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE: My desktop"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Nice shot, Thom, Vista actually looks pretty nice. Can I ask why you don't run in your native tongue? Or aren't translations complete in the eval copy?

Because it is impossible to keep your UI consistent (lingually) when not using English. Other than that, Dutch is a horrible language.

Reply Score: 1

But I like it.
by sobkas on Sun 31st Dec 2006 00:56 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-13

I prefer simple look so too much icons on desktop makes me mad.
http://www.insport.pl/~sobkas/zrzutekranu-1.png
http://www.insport.pl/~sobkas/zrzutekranu.png

Enjoy.

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Zero Creativity.
by Tuishimi on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:08 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

I used to use litestep at work... ;) Until one day I was out sick and someone needed to find something on my system. Had to walk them through it. *sigh* Litestep came off the next day.

Reply Score: 2

My XP Notebook..
by w_rogers82 on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:29 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-31

Screenshot of XP Home on notebook using xoblite fork of blackbox for windows.

http://www.boxshots.org/screenies/4056.jpg

Reply Score: 1

RE: My XP Notebook..
by JamesTRexx on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:08 UTC in reply to "My XP Notebook.."
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

Cool, haven't seen that before, now I'm going to try it on my XP laptop.

Reply Score: 1

Some what customised gnome
by eonsim on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:43 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-31

Gnome 2.16 + Beryl based on Mandriva 2007.
MurrinaNeo Graphite + Glass Icons + Emeralds Scaled Black Mod.

http://eonsim.googlepages.com/Screenshot.jpg

Edited 2006-12-31 01:46

Reply Score: 1

RE: Some what customised gnome
by kvendler09 on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:58 UTC in reply to "Some what customised gnome"
kvendler09 Member since:
2006-12-31

That's sharp looking!

Reply Score: 1

OSX
by ValiantSoul on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:44 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-20

Heres my latest with all of my windows shoved off to the side.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o216/UTSord/Picture-2.jpg

Wallpaper is my latest work, check renderosity.com (my user there is Sord) to see the rest (not much).

And yes, I do use all 3 browsers in my dock ;)

Reply Score: 1

another Mac Top
by pixelmutt on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:45 UTC
pixelmutt
Member since:
2006-03-06
KDE Fedora Desktop
by kvendler09 on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:54 UTC
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I am so generic
by Blikkie on Sun 31st Dec 2006 01:55 UTC
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But all items on my desktop are standard. They work and don't bother me too much.

http://homepage.mac.com/r.vanbree/FileSharing2.html

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LoseThos DeskTop
by TerryADavis on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:01 UTC
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2006-12-01

Let me guess... I don't get any awards ;-)
http://www.losethos.com/blog.html
It's ugly, but functional.

Edited 2006-12-31 02:03

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Indigo2 IRIX
by milatchi on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:10 UTC
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http://home.comcast.net/~milatchi/indigo2.jpg

IRIX 6.5.22
X11
4Dwm
IRIX Interactive Desktop

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My current desktop...
by helf on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:31 UTC
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Heres a shot of my current desktop. On my NeXT that I use a LOT. the pic is a month or so old but thats still how it looks.

http://flickr.com/photos/helfer/309832276/in/set-72157594408824999/

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RE: My current desktop...
by chemical_scum on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:59 UTC in reply to "My current desktop..."
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2005-11-02

Wow maybe if I installed GNUstep and ran it in monochrome I could get my desktop to look like that.

Honestly 17 years ago when I was a grad student I lusted after a Next but settled for a PC running DOS instead :-(

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RE[2]: My current desktop...
by helf on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE: My current desktop..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

ew, that sucks. I wanna get a color system eventually. A black and white turbo was all I could/can afford at the moment though ;)

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Latest Vector 5.8 with KDE 3.5.5 and more
by nedvis on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:34 UTC
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Vector Linux 5.8 :
http://nedvis.bravehost.com/ss/vector.html
PCLinuxOS 0.92b and PCBSD 1.2
http://nedvis.bravehost.com/ss/kdescreen.html

Happy New Year, people !
nedvis

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Slackware Desktop
by geronimo9 on Sun 31st Dec 2006 02:55 UTC
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My plain desktop
by blitze on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:02 UTC
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2006-09-15

http://members.iinet.net.au/~dolphinsong/Screenshot.png

Just Ubuntu Feisty 64 with Resilience Theme and no 3D yet as Compiz ain't quite there for me.

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My "Sundew" Desktop
by JacobMunoz on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:08 UTC
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2006-03-17

I'm using BBlean (Blackbox) on XP, with a program I've written myself that renders a wallpaper (which updates on the minute) and has a special circle-based file browser interface (which you can embed pictures in - like sticky posters - per directory).

The temporary name for the project was "ActiveWall", but I will be changing the name to "Sundew" for public distribution. Until I post the final app (maybe the source) for free - NO you can't have a copy of it yet, it's very beta. The small bead in the middle gently grows and sprouts (animated) icons in a round or square (not shown) fashion.

* An older picture with two drives:
http://jam.t35.com/uploads/Main.ScreenShots/W1.jpg

* A picture with the interface closed:
http://jam.t35.com/uploads/Main.ScreenShots/W3.jpg

* A picture with the interface freshly-opened:
http://jam.t35.com/uploads/Main.ScreenShots/W5.jpg

* A picture while browsing 'Desktop':
http://jam.t35.com/uploads/Main.ScreenShots/W4.jpg

I will continue adding features, but for now there will be no open widget api, as it changes too often and I'd hate to annoy people with a moving target. I will continue to post details at http://jam.t35.com since some of my friends have also taken interest.

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Desktop
by jsonder on Sun 31st Dec 2006 03:21 UTC
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2005-12-31

I'm a slob and this is the cleaned up version on a dual-booting mac mini (Ubuntu edgy and a rarely used 9 gig partition for OSX); I put the same on my Dell notebook (it does confuse people)

http://members.cox.net/holdingpen1/screen.png

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My FreeBSD desktop
by BluenoseJake on Sun 31st Dec 2006 04:57 UTC
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2005-08-11

This is FreeBSD 6.1/KDE 3.5.4, it's very simple.

http://continuity.homeunix.net/screenshot/desktop1.jpg

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Win XP
by vtolkov on Sun 31st Dec 2006 05:04 UTC
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2006-07-26

Something like this. Here are Yahoo Widgets, FAR Manager, XP themes, own background and own app.

http://tolkov.com/images/desktop-2.jpg

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My screenshot
by toogreen on Sun 31st Dec 2006 05:10 UTC
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2006-06-03

Here's mine... Ubuntu Edgy with Aiglx+Beryl. Background pic is my girlfriend ;)


http://www.blogue.ca/uploads/t/toogreen/15755.png

Edited 2006-12-31 05:12

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Beryl Goodness
by rectangular on Sun 31st Dec 2006 05:12 UTC
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Enjoy.

A nice collection of my latest screenshots under beryl.

FreeBSD-6.1-Release

Runs very smooth ;)

http://www.thelocale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1065

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KDE 3.5.5
by Endymion Asphodel on Sun 31st Dec 2006 05:20 UTC
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2006-12-31

Lost a motherboard before Christmas, just built an AMD64 - Kubuntu system.

http://www.neehow.us/images/snapshot1.png

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Here we go :-)
by prammy on Sun 31st Dec 2006 05:38 UTC
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FVWM
by Gent on Sun 31st Dec 2006 06:00 UTC
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I rarely post here, in fact, since registration started, I'd never even gotten around to registering until now. I'm a desktop junkie -- if that makes sense. I used to be 100% console, but once I discovered FVWM I found I could make a truly capable desktop that made things fast and easy, but also good looking.

The desktops you're about to see are over a years worth of on and off configuring towards FVWM. They are built on a number of my own scripts/work as well as some other peoples. The presentation is minimal overall.

The top 100 pixels or so is taken up by a media player (mpd front end) and a several line terminal. Both can be "rolled up" using F1 and F2, and a maximized window will go over them. The bottom bar is not complete yet, as eventually it will have more than a battery monitor and the pager on it.

FVWM's pager is perhaps the best I've ever seen. You can drag windows off of it, cross between two pages, like seeing the right half of the first and the left half of the second. You can even sidescroll through all your windows that way, breezing across however many desktops you might have. The ability to move windows in the pager and "pick" them from it is by far the feature I cannot do without. I can switch to an empty desktop, and pick windows from the three others right off the pager into the clean desktop.

In addition to that, using a series of scripts I open music, videos, and images from my menu. I can even download and view the latest of my favorite comics, or select my wallpaper. Like others, I also have the thumbnailed view for minimized windows.

All of this is sloppy focused to make fast use of middle click copy and paste.

Anyway, all the graphical applications I use are GTK2 for the sake of a unified look and feel but also simply because I tend to prefer most GTK2 applications. I stay away from gnome libraries and gnome dependencies as much as possible, preferring the simplest applications to do the task at hand.

Applications include Firefox, Thunar (file manager), Sylpheed (e-mail), Tea (text editor), GIMP, and PyMPD (for a mor iTunes like front end to my music).

That all said, here's some simple screenshots:

http://www.dotink.org/~gent/content/Images/Screenshots/email.png

http://www.dotink.org/~gent/content/Images/Screenshots/noapps.png

http://www.dotink.org/~gent/content/Images/Screenshots/terminal.png

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My fedora core 6 desktop
by Techman on Sun 31st Dec 2006 06:09 UTC
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2006-07-21

Well here is my FC6 Desktop with kde 3.5.5

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/techman32/fc8mac.jpg

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ubuntu
by tweakedenigma on Sun 31st Dec 2006 06:10 UTC
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2006-12-27
a proper one :-)
by epistaxsis on Sun 31st Dec 2006 06:13 UTC
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2006-09-10

http://rohc.drobe.co.uk/desktop.JPEG

yup its a RISC OS one - best there is

Happy hogmanay :-)

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I have some really old screenshots here.
by vondur on Sun 31st Dec 2006 06:22 UTC
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2005-07-07

http://www.csulb.edu/%7Emevans/screenshots.html

Old Linux and Mac screenshots. I think the Mac is 10.0 beta or maybe 10.0.

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epistaxsis Member since:
2006-09-10

good to see you've used digitalblasphemy.com too :-)

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vondur Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, they have some nice art there. I need to find that picture again, I had totally forgotten about it.
matt

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enjoy mine
by como on Sun 31st Dec 2006 08:10 UTC
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2006-11-20

Here it is running Vista:

http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshotwq7.png

I just bought two new disks and striped them into RAID0, so Vista gives me the highest possible disk perf index. The rest is: Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR2 PC6400 and ATI X700.

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My SUSE desktop
by Xaero_Vincent on Sun 31st Dec 2006 08:14 UTC
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Gentoo & Gnome
by makkus on Sun 31st Dec 2006 08:50 UTC
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2006-01-11

Two years and half years ago I had a webpage with my Gnome desktop:
on my desktop machine,
Gnome 1.4 (April 2002)
Gnome 2.0 (November 2002)
Gnome 2.4.1 (Februari 2004)

http://marc.geerlings.googlepages.com/index.html

Todays laptop, Gnome 2.6.1, Beryl:

http://marc.geerlings.googlepages.com/screenshot.jpg

Edited 2006-12-31 08:51

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Functionality, not Photoshoppity
by JacobMunoz on Sun 31st Dec 2006 08:59 UTC
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My friend and I are having a disagreement over which is better, having a nice picture in the background - or funtional features. I say functionality is more important, and besides - I can incorporate a background image if I wanted, but I preferred the simple beauty of gradients. Besides, there are folder-linked images that display wallpaper-stickies, so there is a kind of wallpaper - it just changes.

I posted a few more:

http://jam.t35.com/index.php?n=Main.ScreenShots

Edited 2006-12-31 09:06

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depends on what I do
by martinus on Sun 31st Dec 2006 09:09 UTC
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2005-07-06

Most of the time it looks like this:
http://martin.ankerl.com/files/desktop-eclipse.png
IMHO KDE's fullscreen-feature is the most important feature of the window manager :-)

Other than that, I like it very clean:
http://martin.ankerl.com/files/desktop-martinus.png
I don't even have a tasklist, I use alt+tab or the middle mousekey on the desktop.

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Mix
by Branx on Sun 31st Dec 2006 09:32 UTC
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2006-12-31

Hello,

my desktop is a mixture of SGI, HP-UX and OSX GUIs (well, sort of ;) I am running CentOS and FVWM 2.4.x as my window manager.

http://jagor.srce.hr/~brapejak/desk/desk.png

Happy New Year to all OSNews readers!

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Classic!
by d4rkn1ght on Sun 31st Dec 2006 09:44 UTC
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2006-01-02

Although OSX is on my main Mac, I still use my OS9 Mac daily!

http://upitfree.com/v2/out.php/i1780_os9.png

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Gentoo & KDE
by rogerius on Sun 31st Dec 2006 10:49 UTC
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2005-11-20

This is my desktop running on a dual P3.
http://invitel.hu/rogerius1/Pictures/screen.png

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My Toy'd desktop
by Rnoway on Sun 31st Dec 2006 11:14 UTC
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2006-12-31

Hello,

I've used a proof of concept on Windows XP, developed for Toy'd (http://www.toyd.org), it looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGJGfNWkS4Y

Lots of improvements have been done, still proof of concepts, you can see them here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKtxa5ilW2Q

Toy'd is still under development, all 3d features won't be available on the first release. We're hardly working on it, stay tune ;)

Happy new year all !

Arnaud Vallat

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my irix station
by manumental on Sun 31st Dec 2006 11:30 UTC
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2006-12-31

Its a octane dual300. It runs irix 6.5.27 and some kde stuff from nekochan (big thanks).

http://upitfree.com/v2/show.php/2417_llnlxftp.png.html

i actually use this for my day to day stuff

*silently weeps*

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RE: my irix station
by nilfilter on Mon 1st Jan 2007 04:43 UTC in reply to "my irix station"
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2006-03-23

XFTP! Yayness! Haven't seen it in a while. Not in this century, that is ;)

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Gentoo desktop
by Dark on Sun 31st Dec 2006 11:36 UTC
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2006-12-31

Hey all,

http://dark.sin.khk.be/gentoo_may_2006.png
Thats my Gentoo + Fluxbox desktop. The screenshot is taken in may but it still looks exactly the same now.

If interested, the wallpaper can be downloaded at http://dark.sin.khk.be/wallpaper/3D/alien2.jpg

Happy new year!

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RE: Gentoo desktop
by holywood on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:35 UTC in reply to "Gentoo desktop"
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Thanks for giving the link of your wallpaper ;) !

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Who needs Windows anymore ?
by leibowitz on Sun 31st Dec 2006 11:52 UTC
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2006-10-17

This is for the "Who needs windows anymore"
http://boby.joe.free.fr/screen/ubuntu-desktop-03.png
Ubuntu Dapper with Smooth-2000 gtk-theme and custom window borders based on JS-Classic. Icon theme is human. Plus some windows fonts


The next one is to illustrate the "You are not some kind of a developper if you still need an IDE"-thing

http://boby.joe.free.fr/screen/ubuntu-devel.png
gnome-terminal in fullscreen, with VI to edit some C code development.

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My desktop
by GhePeU on Sun 31st Dec 2006 12:04 UTC
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2005-07-06

http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/2051/screenshotnd3.png

GNOME 2.16 + Clearlooks + (modified) Mist icon theme. On Gentoo.

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rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

I try to put things on my Warp toolbar (which disappears into the background until I doubleclick somewhere on the desktop), but that hasn't helped. :-)

I opened up one of the toolbar folders to display some of the graphics programs I play with here. No shortage of software in OS/2 land...

http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner/richwarp.gif

Oh yeah... The wallpaper is based on a world bitmap and is dynamically generated (wrapped around a sphere) every 30 minutes with a specified viewpoint, light sourcing location, etc., using a little program called globe. You can see the config screen here:

http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner/richwrp2.gif

Edited 2006-12-31 12:16

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ratpoison + xrvt
by -Anders on Sun 31st Dec 2006 12:11 UTC
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2006-01-04

This is what I see when I log in to my laptop. (After starting X ofcourse)

http://www.m0en.org/images/screenshots/ss.png

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my screen(s)
by Eugenia on Sun 31st Dec 2006 12:17 UTC
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2005-06-28

Something like this:
http://www.eugenia.co.uk/images/dual2.jpg
The only difference with my current desktop (the picture is quite old), is that the email client is now on the right side, and the Trillian/Winamp is on the left side of the screen (so this way I can access the desktop icons too).

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I am a console guy
by Jack Malmostoso on Sun 31st Dec 2006 12:32 UTC
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2006-01-20

Here's mine:

jack@vasquez:~$ uname -a
Linux vasquez 2.6.18-3-powerpc #1 Sun Dec 10 17:59:01 CET 2006 ppc GNU/Linux


;) Happy new year everyone!

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Windows 3.1
by biffuz on Sun 31st Dec 2006 13:23 UTC
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2006-03-27

First Windows 3.1 screenshot :-)

http://www.biffuz.it/misc/windows31.gif

This is my Program Manager as it looked in 1995, just before ruining it by installing Windows 95. Yes, I really used _that_ color for window title bar, and I still like some of the concepts in the Win3.1 interface.

I'm not going to post my BeOS, Zeta and XP desktops, because I made some hard drive swaps and they're not ready yet, and I just don't like my Mac desktop because I don't like Finder and the Dock at all :-(

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Rather basic OS X Desktop
by CocoaCoder on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:04 UTC
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2006-01-02

As seen on my MacBook this morning...

http://eagle.he.net/~sjwood/misc/screenie.jpg

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dwm again
by w-ber on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:08 UTC
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2005-08-21

There are (surprisingly?) quite many dwm screenshots here already, but one more shouldn't hurt.

http://w-ber.ormgas.com/screenshots/dwm.png

This is uncluttered desktop at its best. No root menus, no icons, no menu bars, no nothing. The temperature readings are my two Pentium III processors.

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v Mine
by adamk on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:17 UTC
HmmXPnoc Desktop!
by DBAlex on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:22 UTC
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2006-12-31

My last Windows XP desktop for 2006!

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7529/last2006shotcopyeg9.gif

Hope you like it ;)

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Gnome with a personal touch
by holywood on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:27 UTC
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2006-09-25
Mac OS Tiger
by gribson on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:32 UTC
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2005-07-10
Cleanliness
by baadger on Sun 31st Dec 2006 14:36 UTC
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2006-08-29

Heres mine, I like to keep things tidy.

Gentoo ~amd64
Gnome 2.16
Clearlooks
Open World icon theme.
"Clearlooks Hack" window border.

http://andrew.nelless.net/screenshots/desktop/osnews-31-12-2006.png (500KB)

...my home folder is a mess though xD

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Why no snowing desktops, it's winter
by Biker on Sun 31st Dec 2006 16:37 UTC
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2006-12-31

A screenshot here with the wonderful snow-plugin for Beryl running on Ubuntu Edgy.

http://www.eovermeer.nl/~biker/screenshots/ss-osnews.jpeg

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Re: Desktop reviews
by aGNUstic on Sun 31st Dec 2006 16:50 UTC
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2005-07-28

Here is my contribution. I keep my machine clean and organized.

http://agnustic.blogspot.com/

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WIDESCREEN? One way of looking at it.
by deathshadow on Sun 31st Dec 2006 16:58 UTC
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2005-07-12

This is my primary workstation running XP SP2 -

http://battletech.hopto.org/images/desktop_dec_2006.jpg

21" center @ 1600x1200 (sometimes bumped to 2048x1536 for 3dsMax and Autocad), 17" to the left @ 1280x960 (NOT x1024 - no ****ed up aspect ratio for me) with the taskbar in portrait so I can actually SEE THE TITLES of running applications (*** SHOCK ***) and finally a 15" on the right @ 1024x768... I used to have a 19" over on that side, but it shit the bed... of course since they are all running an ACTUAL 100dpi physical, XP is set to 'large fonts/120dpi' (since windows is designed to run 96dpi 'internally' at a physical 75)

So that's a whopping 3,904 pixels across - and nowhere NEAR enough for what I do... (I seriously need two more of these 21" CRT's). The outer monitors are running off a PCI Radeon 9250, while the center one is on pair of PCI express Ge7600GT in SLI - all from the same machine... and I STILL have a third PCI express slot free ;)

Normally there's a lot more showing on the desktop than there is right now - I've usually got three copies of win32pad open editing HTML, CSS and Javascript (and sometimes a fourth for php/mySQL), paint shop pro going, copies of Opera, FF , IE6 and IE7 open for browser testing (with Safari open on Dellmac), a copy of 98 and a copy of Ubuntu running in MS virtual PC (for testing IE5, Opera 8.5, Konqueror - as well as font rendering differences between large fonts/small fonts, cleartype/standard, freetype vs. windows, etc, etc, etc...) Oh, and let's not forget the multiple copies of acrobat pro running full height on the center display...

Thankfully, being sunday it's a slow morning.

I'd post up my linux P2 laptop, but that's just a stock Xubuntu install... I'd post up pics from the Dellmac (Inspiron 2500 running OSX 10.4.8) but that's just stock with the stock 'stones' pic... and the G3 laptop - well, System 9 is just embarrassing (there's a reason it's being converted into a wall mounted LCD picture frame)

Edited 2006-12-31 17:00

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A fresh one
by Techman on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:37 UTC
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2006-07-21

This is my actual desktop fedora core 6 kde 3.5.5
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/techman32/fc6fresh.png

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oh look, it's green
by Ironhead Haynes on Sun 31st Dec 2006 17:56 UTC
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2006-12-20
My AmigaOS 4 Desktop
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 31st Dec 2006 19:54 UTC
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2005-11-15

This picture is pretty old, but I submitted it an Architextual (that's not spelt right, but looks nice to I'm leaving it) forum a few months ago, and I'm too lazy to upload another to photobucket.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/robinsonworld/grab2.jpg

Enjoy!

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My Windows XP/Linux Desktop
by RandallS on Sun 31st Dec 2006 20:39 UTC
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2006-12-31

Here's a screenshot of my current desktop. I run Windows XP SP2 (heavily personalized) and run Kubuntu in a VMWare virtual machine. Unless I am using Kubuntu to do something graphics-heavy, I normally run its software through an X-Server running on Windows which allows me easily use Linux software and Windows software together.

I get the transparent effects via Ecliz_Deluxe2 (Ecliz_Deluxe_Tranz scheme) skin for Windowblinds. The icon bar on the right is Windows PowerPro as is the text above the system tray. The start button has been removed (with StartKiller) and replaced by Free Launch Bar menus.

http://i10.tinypic.com/4g79zrt.jpg

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PCLOS .93a
by somnambulant on Sun 31st Dec 2006 21:39 UTC
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2006-12-31

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45704313/

KDE 3.5.5 w/flameboy freebsd wallpaper

there's a little bit going on on the kicker..

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WTF?
by adamk on Sun 31st Dec 2006 23:49 UTC
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2005-07-08

Excuse me, but why was my post modded down?

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RE: WTF?
by AmigaRobbo on Mon 1st Jan 2007 15:49 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
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2005-11-15

Because they think your desktop is 'orrible?

Maybe they don't like the "bloke" wallpaper, not to my taste either, but I wouldn't mark people down for their personal tastes. but there you go.

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RE[2]: WTF?
by adamk on Mon 1st Jan 2007 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF?"
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2005-07-08

"Because they think your desktop is 'orrible? "

That's not a valid option for moderating down posts, now is it?

Adam

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xfce4 with beryl this time...
by adamk on Mon 1st Jan 2007 00:04 UTC
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2005-07-08
FC6/x86_64
by gilboa on Mon 1st Jan 2007 06:18 UTC
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2005-07-06

- KDE 3.5.5.
- kompmgr (beryl/compiz are still lacking compared to kwin)
- Clearlook/Klearlook styles (GTK/QT)
- 1920x1200 (Dell 2407)

Snapshots.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/340443112_c64d9f7719_b.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/340446176_77882841e4_b.jpg

- Gilboa

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My First Computer!
by d4rkn1ght on Mon 1st Jan 2007 06:45 UTC
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2006-01-02

My first Mac! The Mac 512k with System 3.3 I still use this machine all the time to play classic games like Asteroids, Pac-Man, etc... I just haven't got over this one since I got it in 1984!

http://upitfree.com/v2/out.php/i329_mac512k.png

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Can't Resist..My Desktop Entry
by HeLfReZ on Mon 1st Jan 2007 07:46 UTC
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2005-08-12
RE: Can't Resist..My Desktop Entry
by gilboa on Mon 1st Jan 2007 13:57 UTC in reply to "Can't Resist..My Desktop Entry"
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2005-07-06

Nice wallpaper!

Do you have a download link?

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OS X Today
by Gryzor on Mon 1st Jan 2007 13:53 UTC
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2005-07-03

Here's my OS X today: http://gryzor.fotki.com/desktopwallpapers/

I was working with Logic ;)

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FreeBSD 6.2 + Fluxbox
by vermaden on Mon 1st Jan 2007 15:48 UTC
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2006-11-18

shots:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44608922
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45466696

wallpaper:
http://vermaden.proplayer.pl/gfx/wallpapers

apps:
/usr/ports/deskutils/gxmessage
/usr/ports/deskutils/when
/usr/ports/devel/geany
/usr/ports/polish/ekg
/usr/ports/sysutils/conky
/usr/ports/sysutils/mbmon
/usr/ports/sysutils/screen
/usr/ports/x11-wm/fluxbox-devel
/usr/ports/x11/fbpanel
/usr/ports/x11/xterm

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Ubuntu 6.10 Gnome 2.16.1
by nicdm on Mon 1st Jan 2007 17:13 UTC
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2007-01-01
My macbook desktop
by eirikrus on Mon 1st Jan 2007 18:09 UTC
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2007-01-01
RE: My macbook desktop
by czubin on Mon 1st Jan 2007 19:24 UTC in reply to "My macbook desktop"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

I got the same wallpaper somewhere, too bad my friends mock it.

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BeOS 5
by mikhailtch on Mon 1st Jan 2007 19:28 UTC
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2007-01-01

Here is my BeOS5 desktop running on Pentium III with old stabile Mozilla and Midnight Commander as file manager.

http://hinux.hin.no/~michailt/shots/desktop_be2.jpg

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WindowMaker anyone?
by CeePhour on Mon 1st Jan 2007 19:29 UTC
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2007-01-01

Now called Window Maker, my favourite window manager. To each his own I guess.

Slackware 11.0 / Window Maker;
Eterm windows "embedded" into the desktop (Eterm -x --buttonbar no --scrollbar no --trans), fixed WxH and "always on bottom";
XMMS trying to hide itself at the top;
and the necessary dockapps in the lower right.
1440x900

http://hwhq.com/temp/Desktop_SS/Penelope-01.01.07.png

Edited 2007-01-01 19:30

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RE: WindowMaker anyone?
by zizban on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:22 UTC in reply to "WindowMaker anyone?"
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2005-07-06

Where did you get that wallpaper?

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COOL or NO????
by jlt2007 on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 00:18 UTC
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2006-06-10

Here's my Freespire desktop.....
How Ya like it????


http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9190/fsdsktp6po4.png

Edited 2007-01-02 00:20

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BeOS
by zebis on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 03:38 UTC
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2007-01-02

BeOS is my primary operating system and will continue to be for some time. Here is the desktop of one of my more frequently used systems.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/341838910_b2716e0c3e_o.png

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My GNOME desktop
by zam001 on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 03:41 UTC
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2005-08-12
RE: My GNOME desktop
by ma_d on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 23:08 UTC in reply to "My GNOME desktop"
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2005-06-29

I'm impressed... How are you moving Gnome menu's outside of the application?

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debian - evilpoison
by clive on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 09:52 UTC
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2005-07-06
Kubuntu Edgy
by canllaith on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 12:00 UTC
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2007-01-02

Kubuntu Edgy, looking fairly defaultish. I'm not sure how long I'll keep the purple for ;)

Flickr terms require that I link to the photo page, click on 'all sizes' to see it large.

http://flickr.com/photos/canllaith/342331070/

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For the record
by negativity on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 12:18 UTC
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2006-02-23

now that the fun is over :-)

But here's mine:
http://img478.imageshack.us/my.php?image=200701021016482048x768spm6...

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Yet another Ubuntu
by brewmastre on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 12:47 UTC
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2006-08-01

uname -a:
Linux mnamadarc001 2.6.17-10-generic #2 SMP Tue Dec 5 22:28:26 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Screenshot:
http://oscompatible.com/brewmastre.png

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Gentoo, XFCE, Beryl
by somac on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 14:26 UTC
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2007-01-02
Screenshot from my computer
by ZH7yw8wvd on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 15:24 UTC
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2007-01-02

http://zappa.halden.net/~kfo/screenshot.png

Window Maker 0.92.0
X Window System Version 7.0.0
Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)
Opera 9.10 . Build 521 for Linux. Qt library 3.3.7.
Linux dh0379 2.6.18-1.2239.fc5smp #1 SMP Fri Nov 10 13:22:44 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

--
Kjartan F. Ohr

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my windows desktop
by sryo on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 01:13 UTC
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2007-01-03

current desktop, using litestep http://themes.ls-universe.info/download.php?view.8

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My desktop
by OMRebel on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 02:10 UTC
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2005-11-14

This is on my old laptop that I play around with. Was feeling bored one day, and came up with this.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r94/linuxrebel/Screenshot.png

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genflux
by netpython on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 10:39 UTC
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2005-07-06
Beat this
by Vincent on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 12:48 UTC
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2007-01-03

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/343967824_041004bee4_o.png

Xubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) with the MurrinaFancyClearlooksSky GTK theme. Oh, and Beryl.

OK, I too use beryl-manager to turn Beryl on when someone's watching ;)

Edited 2007-01-03 12:48

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How's about this one :-)
by thingi on Thu 4th Jan 2007 18:32 UTC
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2006-02-28

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/image.php?img=harmony.3f3.jpg

........and no it ain't a fake this is the real deal.

thingi

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My desktop pics
by Lorinel on Fri 5th Jan 2007 21:51 UTC
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2006-01-04

I currently have two desktop machines. My windows box is a pretty default install... nothing fancy. I use it for playing EQ2 and WoW and such.

My laptop on the other hand I use for programming, work, email, chatting, etc. Currently it is running Ubuntu 6.10 + Beryl.

I do not use a taskbar (I hate task bars...), so I generally organize my windows on virtual workspaces, keeping things like Firefox and Evolution maximized to their workspace. When all else fails I use the window list (you can see the icon for it in the top right corner), or more recently I have started having beryl show scaled versions of each window for the workspace I am currently on.

I do not keep any app launching icons either, as being an ex MacOS X user I have grown WAY to used to using tools like Deskbar, using Control+Space to bring it up any time I need to launch something.

Sorry for the file sizes of the pics being large... I have not really bothered to convert them.

http://www.lorinel.com/photos/screenshots/Screenshot.png
http://www.lorinel.com/photos/screenshots/Screenshot_3d.png
http://www.lorinel.com/photos/screenshots/Screenshot_deskbar.png

Edited 2007-01-05 21:53

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My desktop :)
by roko on Sat 6th Jan 2007 01:14 UTC
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2007-01-06