Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:00 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A long time ago, we asked everyone to show their desktops, and we figured it would be nice, on this (for me) cold and dreary Monday to do that all over again, over two years later. The questions remain the same: cluttered or clean? Icons or no icons? Dual or single panel layout in GNOME? How free-form is your Plasma desktop? Are there any real computer users in here (as in, using CDE)? Read on for my own two desktops.
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:27 UTC
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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by lemur2 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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How did you get KDE 4 on PCLinuxOS?

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Windows and coloring
by BigDaddy on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:41 UTC
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I am a KDE guy myself, but I do like that GNOME shot. (Except for the glass of Murrina.) Very soothing and I could see me getting work done without distraction on that.

The windows shot however... Can windows really not color the all UI elements to match the rest of the rest of the UI? I have Vista for school, but I only use it once every couple months, and then with the classic UI. The blueish gradients really contrast with the red tinting everywhere else.

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My Ubuntu desktop
by xshodan on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:54 UTC
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This is my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop. Haven't gone too crazy. Just nice.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2hx24ps.jpg

Hope you like.

Edited 2009-02-02 18:54 UTC

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RE: My Ubuntu desktop
by TLZ_ on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:58 UTC in reply to "My Ubuntu desktop"
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Really nice background. ;)

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RE: My Ubuntu desktop
by FunkyELF on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:44 UTC in reply to "My Ubuntu desktop"
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What are those circles showing CPU / RAM?
Where can I get them?

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AmigaRobbo
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RiscOS on the Acorn Archimedes, I think.

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here's mine
by IanDumych on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:59 UTC
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http://i36.tinypic.com/e6a791.png

I also have a generic KDE 4 desktop on Ubuntu for watching flash videos, mainly, it's the only thing I can't do in Haiku currently.

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Hehe
by xshodan on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:59 UTC
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Purrrfect!

:-/

Sorry.

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Comment by czubin
by czubin on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:05 UTC
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Is it embarassing if you only use the default theme with a different wallpaper? No need to show fancy pictures then I suppose ;) (ubuntu & mac btw)

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My Desktop: KDE 3.5
by almendez on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:07 UTC
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Running in Fedora at my school. I run Debian at home, same exact desktop layout though.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a93/dexteralm/snapshot1.png

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RE: My Desktop: KDE 3.5
by banjoze on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:50 UTC in reply to "My Desktop: KDE 3.5"
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gorgeous view... where is that?

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RE[2]: My Desktop: KDE 3.5
by almendez on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop: KDE 3.5"
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I got it off a cool site for wallpapers called InterfaceLift. http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1782/hilltop_view.h... here is a link to the wallpaper. It's not a real place but a really nice manipulation of some real places. Enjoy ;)

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Comment by zoken4
by zoken4 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:15 UTC
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RE: Comment by zoken4
by yelo on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 02:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by zoken4"
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That's an exceedingly cool background! It should drive those walking past crazy trying to turn their head to orient themselves correctly.

Any chance we could get a link to it?

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My Desktop
by mehdi311ggg on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:15 UTC
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RE: My Desktop
by czubin on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:22 UTC in reply to "My Desktop"
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I could come over and end it painlessly...

Do you even use half of those applications? It does remind me of my dad's desktop where he forgot what half of the icons are supposed to do...

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RE[2]: My Desktop
by mehdi311ggg on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop"
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Do you even use half of those applications?

Of course
what's the problem of it ?

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RE[3]: My Desktop
by chemical_scum on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Desktop"
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"Do you even use half of those applications?
Of course what's the problem of it ? "

What do you think heirachical menus are for. I think you use the start button on Windows systems.

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RE[3]: My Desktop
by czubin on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Desktop"
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Ow, I'm just against clutter and fairly minimalistic. Having applications and or files on my desktop that I don't use would drive me nuts. Best to shove them all in a junk folder. (out of sight and out of mind ;) )

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RE[4]: My Desktop
by hollovoid on Wed 4th Feb 2009 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: My Desktop"
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oh. my. agod.

I went crosseyed the second I opened it up!

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RE: My Desktop
by maaxx on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:17 UTC in reply to "My Desktop"
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Bandwidth exceeded, lol.. use a public service.

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RE: My Desktop
by dspratomo on Fri 6th Feb 2009 04:04 UTC in reply to "My Desktop"
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Is that your wallpaper or that icons are real? One of my client has a desktop just looks like that, but it's actually the wallpaper itself, therefore we can't click any of it. I think he's playing a prank on me LOL.

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Ubuntu 8.10 on an EEE PC 1000H
by pascal16 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:25 UTC
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OS X isn't very customizable
by TLZ_ on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:27 UTC
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..and I'm fine with that.(But my GNOME-setups where never that adventerous either...)

I have tuned down OS X colors (find the intense blue and the traffic-sign colors a bit noisy.) Also the wallpaper is very calm as well.

<a href="http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/34812/Eksternt/TLZ_Screenshot.jpg">S...

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XP + LiteStep + TrueTransparency
by sryo on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:28 UTC
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http://img382.imageshack.us/my.php?image=orb4qe6.jpg

Windows XP running orb4 for LiteStep [ http://www.ls-lab.com.ar ], amusement for TrueTransparency and a wallpaper by ether.

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2007-09-06

I try to limit the icons on my desktops with none-shortucts being temporary downloads and such. KDE3 provides a flexible desktop on most of my machines while Enlightenment or lighter desktops work against older hardware. Except on Windows, four desktops is a minimum for me as each desktop has it's own purpose including the one that always has four cli terminals open and waiting.

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Comment by miscz
by miscz on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:30 UTC
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Vista SP1 and Gnome on Ubuntu 8.10. I find myself using Windows a lot these days. Shouldn't have bought that Radeon HD4870, all I do now is gaming ;)

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/1387/vistafr5.png
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5173/gnomerk8.png

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E17......
by drkwolf on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:32 UTC
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RE: E17......
by urfe on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:01 UTC in reply to "E17......"
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Looks nice. I don't recognize the app, though. Looks similar to ratpoison or xmonad..

Edited 2009-02-02 21:16 UTC

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My Desktop
by raver31 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:34 UTC
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Leopard on MacBoook
by SK8T on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:37 UTC
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Pretty much a stock OpenSolaris box
by pantheraleo on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:40 UTC
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http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu60/codelion/screen.jpg

Pretty much a stock OpenSolaris box, running the default Nimbus theme on Gnome.

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Italian Desktops
by paoloverri on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:43 UTC
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One of the most important italian newspaper, repubblica.it, is running a "Show your Desktop" poll right now...

It is a huge success, over 100 galleries of desktop screenshots, (25 photos each) in just a few days.

It's an interesting sample of desktop platform distribution, here in Italy.

Here is the link: http://www.repubblica.it/speciale/2009/mio-desktop/index.html

Click on "Guarda le foto" (italian for "Look at the pictures") to see the galleries.

Note: in italian "Il mio desktop" -> My Desktop

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From my Corporate Desktop machines
by jokkel on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:50 UTC
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Mac OS X 10.5 on iMac G5 http://i40.tinypic.com/x3imf9.png
Windows XP on EeePC http://i44.tinypic.com/2rmxw92.png

Edited 2009-02-02 19:52 UTC

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KDE 4.2, simple-ish
by ralsina on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:50 UTC
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http://imagebin.ca/view/b9szmtY.html

As a bonus, the desktop image was uploaded to imagebin by dropping it into the bottom-right desktop widget.

Using openbox as WM because kwin effects don't work right on this computer anyway. Arch Linux.

Edited 2009-02-02 19:54 UTC

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Background with terminal
by Ford Prefect on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:53 UTC
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I decided to show you just my background when apps I'm working in are minimized. Normally, I have a two pane layout which fits well into this resolution.

The terminal is a bonus to see some UI. As you may guess, I like it simple and low-key. The desktop is empty on purpose. If I want to start a program, open a document, etc., I use tilda.

http://fopref.meinungsverstaerker.de/div/lame.png

The system is ArchLinux with Fluxbox.

Edited 2009-02-02 19:59 UTC

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Ubuntu 8.10 SS
by rdforsyth on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:54 UTC
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Running a pretty blue setup with Ubuntu 8.10. I love the os, but I love the look of Leopard even better. I couldn't really find everything I wanted in one place, so it's a mash of different things I found to work nice.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5803/desktopsr0.png

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Here's
by Shade on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 19:58 UTC
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Here's my KDE 4.2 Desktop-- ATM it's using the colour preserving Aya, and the Folderview Desktop Containment. I currently have a slideshow Picture Frame plasmoid on the desktop, and the LCD Weather plasmoid beside the system tray (Which is fuglier than the other Weather Plasmoid but I'm waiting for a new Debian Package for that.) The wallpaper is a 'fall shot' from when I was visiting family.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q238/James_Spencer/kde-desktop.j...

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Here's mine
by lispykid on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:03 UTC
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ubuntu intrepid, gnome do 0.8 and the babe is bianca beauchamp. Hope you like! ;)

http://www.janietz.de/mine.png

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Cold and dreary, eh?
by vitae on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:08 UTC
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Should come out to California. We got sunny skies and 60s here. High of 71 tomorrow.

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RE: Cold and dreary, eh?
by rdforsyth on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:12 UTC in reply to "Cold and dreary, eh?"
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Weather for Winnipeg, Mb

Currently:
-12f
Flurries

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RE: Cold and dreary, eh?
by lispykid on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:13 UTC in reply to "Cold and dreary, eh?"
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You know this is too funny. ;) A minute after the upload I looked at my screen and thought: I wonder if somebody pities me for the weather. And the next comment was yours. Well, I hope summer will return to munich in time.

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RE[2]: Cold and dreary, eh?
by rdforsyth on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Cold and dreary, eh?"
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I agree. We see 90f in the summer, but -60f (35c to -50c) in the winter. Spring is but only a small handful of fortnights!

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RE[3]: Cold and dreary, eh?
by vitae on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cold and dreary, eh?"
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I agree. We see 90f in the summer, but -60f (35c to -50c) in the winter. Spring is but only a small handful of fortnights!



Wow, -60. We had that in Chicago once. Wind chill factor and all. That's rough.

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Comment by Elnahir
by Elnahir on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:14 UTC
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http://tinyurl.com/at3sbj

Win XP SP2 64bit. I'm lovin' it. ;)

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RE: Comment by Elnahir
by thinker5555 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by Elnahir"
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What's your dock/panel thing at the bottom? That looks pretty cool.

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Win xp + emerge
by korriban on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:22 UTC
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Openbox on ArchLinux
by RaisedFist on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:42 UTC
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Openbox on Arch (the best Linux distro there is - FOR REAL!) - 2 little conkys and pypanel.

http://omploader.org/vMTdicA
http://omploader.org/vMTdicQ

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here is mine
by roberth on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:46 UTC
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Enlightenment + Ubuntu
by brianguertin on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:49 UTC
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heres my desktop. I use e17 on ubuntu. I don't use desktop icons so it looks nice and clean.

http://cdn.betterstream.com/images/1119-my-desktop-.png

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Comment by Boris
by Boris on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:55 UTC
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This is my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop.

http://i43.tinypic.com/14obntu.jpg

Hope you like.

Mazzel

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My Desktop
by rshol on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 20:56 UTC
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Mine
by sj87 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:01 UTC
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http://kotisivu.lumonetti.fi/samusini/screenshots/2009-02-02.jpg

Arch Linux and KDE 4.2 featuring Bespin theme. Been after that maccish feeling...

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My workstation
by jptros on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:03 UTC
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http://imagebin.org/37344

Edited 2009-02-02 21:04 UTC

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That's mine
by Budd on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:14 UTC
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Wow
by liamdawe on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:14 UTC
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Thom your windows shot looks stunning, but why windows 7 on your main box, do they even have an upgrade path from beta to rc or else it's pointless on your main box?

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My Desktop
by kernel_daemin on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:16 UTC
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:) Hi,
here is mine:
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/3945/snapshot2kg5.jpg

I'm using Slackware-current.

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Dualhead Fluxbox desktop
by l33tmmx on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:16 UTC
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This is my Fluxbox desktop on Gentoo Linux, using 2x1280x1024 monitors (dualhead, no xinerama):

http://personal.inet.fi/cool/l33tmmx/fluxbox-screenshot.png

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A little mix...
by cyberpython on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:24 UTC
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... of the OpenSolaris's Nimbus theme window border and Fedora's default gtk+ engine (Nodoka). The iconset is Gnome-Colors Brave and the backgrounds of the gnome-panels are custom-made. Oh, I forgot, this is Ubuntu 8.10 (Gnome).

http://img12.imagehosting.gr/out.php/i438549_screenshot1.png">

http://img12.imagehosting.gr/out.php/i438550_screenshot2.png">

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another clean
by aacs on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:24 UTC
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Mine
by cm49 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:29 UTC
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RE: Mine
by diskinetic on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 05:43 UTC in reply to "Mine"
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I remember taking a beginning computing class waaaaay back in 1987. I was using a used C64 with GEOS, and had been for months. Then I go into a collegiate computer course, and that naked white prompt was staring balefully at me. I remember asking out loud, "You're kidding, right?"

Hilarious.

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FBSD7 + xmonad
by bm3719 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:37 UTC
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http://cellblock.homeunix.com/img/fbsd_7.png

A bit old. I dropped the emacs menubar since then.

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Deceptive
by Mark76 on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:42 UTC
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http://xs136.xs.to/xs136/09061/2009-01-27-142938_1280x1024_scrot214...

It looks like Ubuntu Gnome, but it isn't.

And one with the obligatory open windows

http://xs136.xs.to/xs136/09061/2009-02-02-214553_1280x1024_scrot467...

Edited 2009-02-02 21:49 UTC

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arch linux and awesome3
by phisphere on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 21:44 UTC
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my arch linux desktop with awesome3 wm:

http://phisphere.deviantart.com/art/shades-of-gray-111433228

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RE: arch linux and awesome3
by wanderingk88 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 12:41 UTC in reply to "arch linux and awesome3"
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Wow, that looks great.

I've also taken it to run awesome, but I haven't gotten down to configuring it properly yet (I'm running on the default settings).

Here's a rather old screenshot. I don't use finch anymore, I've started to use bitlbee for my IM'ing needs: http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3292/snapawesomebf8.jpg

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A truly Wonderful desktop
by cmost on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:19 UTC
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Here's my Parsix GNU/Linux desktop in all its wonderful glory. Parsix is mostly Debian Testing (Lenny) with a dash of Sid. Of course I have more than a dash of Sid in my mix than recommended I suppose. But, it's stable. Enjoy.

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=i5u4qv&s=5

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Gentoo with e17 dual monitor
by Titul on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:42 UTC
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Fedora 9 Xfce desktop
by siimo on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:42 UTC
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Mac OS X
by DittoBox on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 22:55 UTC
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Here's mine
by pyramiao on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:02 UTC
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Comment by Leszek Lesner
by Leszek Lesner on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:12 UTC
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RE: Comment by Leszek Lesner
by pgs31 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 18:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by Leszek Lesner"
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Elfen lied. My favourite Anime ever, but entirely messed up ;)

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old screenshot
by mono on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:13 UTC
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Kubuntu 8.02
by serhyy on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:15 UTC
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Kubuntu 8.04 (KDE 3.5.9)

Edited 2009-02-02 23:28 UTC

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Here's mine
by deathshadow on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:34 UTC
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Warning, it's almost a meg even at 15% loss since it's
5120x1200 - two 24" LCD's at 1920x1200 and a 17" at 1280x1024 (soon to be replaced by a third 24" LCD)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/deathshadow60/desktop_2feb20...

Windows XP x64, 'classic' theme with all the goofy animated bull turned off. Taskbar is in portrait mode on the right with that "Group similar buttons" nonsense turned off, the "hide inactive icons" nonsense turned off, - and the start menu has "personalized menus" turned off as well. The point of a menu is to show you ALL the options, not just the options you happen to have used recently!

Let's just say there's a reason I bitch about Gnome not letting you set the width of one of it's toolbars to more than 128 pixels wide, much less it's half assed behavior towards stretching everything to max height.

Of course that goes with my attitude towards most of the new eye candy garbage - It's like UI designers seem to think it is a cardinal sin to have TEXT displayed to tell you what all those open windows are - instead relying on some goof assed thumbnail so distorted you can't tell any of the windows apart. (am I the only person that finds multitasking under OSX damned near impossible to use? - gimme a ******* taskbar!)

Oh, and here's another shot, this time with a couple windows open.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/deathshadow60/desktop_with_w...

Which illustrates how I have to zoom in 30% in opera to make this site useful because it uses absurdly undersized fixed metric fonts instead of dynamic fonts, effectively alienating large font/120 dpi users and being an accessability /FAIL/.

Made even more of a pain in the ass by the fact that the form boxes DO use dynamic fonts, so while typing in text it's better to return to default zoom - GREAT... But what do you expect from a page designed to a fixed width for no good reason.

-- edit --

forgot photobucket is a ****tard about resizing images even if you are under the file SIZE limitations... so excuse the heavy artifacting on the second pic.

Edited 2009-02-02 23:42 UTC

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Oops, forgot 7
by deathshadow on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:17 UTC in reply to "Here's mine"
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I also had win7 installed last month - did my testing, reported what didn't work...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/deathshadow60/desktop_window...

Which was the same general resolution, but at that time I was running two 21" CRT's and just one 24" LCD. Center CRT caught fire a couple weeks ago (literally) so I figured maybe it was time to go pure LCD. (still adjusting to the COMPLETE lack of real blacks)

The biggest thing that had problems is right there in the screenshot - Audio. My audigy 2 would cut in and out trying to play games and when trying to use my EMU Morpheus alongside the Audigy 2 (basically giving me three EMU 10K chips in one machine - 96 channels on six ports, 384 multitimbral, no waiting - did we mention I usually have a gig of ram sucking down soundfonts?) both devices would alternate cutting in and out. (driver issue in a beta? No, REALLY?)

Which still means it worked better than Vista where the system would BSOD if I tried to play more than 60 measures non-stop in Sonar...

As you can also see, I was able to turn off most of that new taskbar nonsense and get it back to how I like my desktop laid out - though interestingly I left the new Aero enabled (though I turned off all the animated bull) since it seemed to be more 'polished' and less annoying than Aero is under Vista (like say, you change the desktop color you don't get stuck with cyan lines that don't match!)

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Mint on a whitebox
by diskinetic on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:39 UTC
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and here it is
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3249117724_58edf2eef6_o.png

Edited 2009-02-02 23:43 UTC

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Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:54 UTC
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Here's mine, currently on SuSE 11.1:

http://www.plausiblefish.org/2009/02/02/my-desktop/

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by deathshadow on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 23:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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broken. The lightbox just hangs, if you middle click to bypass the lightbox ****otry, it's 404.

Edited 2009-02-02 23:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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Thanks for checking, that's bad luck. It now works OK from here. Not that that means a great deal. Maybe a woggle on the wibbly web I suppose. I quite like Lightbox thing, though. Maybe it's a complication too far. Dunno. I tend to swap wallpapers every few days. The stock SuSE ones are soothing on the eye and cleverly done as they change shade through the day, but they're too "pretty" for me. Gotta be a bit more rufty tufty.

Edited 2009-02-03 00:20 UTC

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My desktop setup...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:16 UTC
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http://i44.tinypic.com/20gdzza.png

My desktop is a fairly typical Ubuntu one. The wallpaper is of an ultra-high res photo of Saturn, taken by the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting the planet, modified using the GIMP to bring it down to a sane (1680x1050) resolution for desktop use. I use a slightly modified "Mist" theme; the changes included making the window colors a darker gray and inverting the mouse cursor.

I added few of my own often-used programs as launchers in the top panel, as well as the weather applet in the top-right and a system monitor (containing CPU, network and swap usage) in the bottom-right. I currently have a Pardus CD in one of my CD drives and an external hard drive connected, which both show up on the otherwise-clean desktop.

Some shadow effects (ie. the two panels) are completely invisible due to the black in the wallpaper.

Edited 2009-02-03 00:21 UTC

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Xandros Pro
by JPisini on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:29 UTC
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RE: Xandros Pro
by tonys on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 16:00 UTC in reply to "Xandros Pro"
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2009-02-03

That wallpaper is sweet. Where is it from?

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RE[2]: Xandros Pro
by JPisini on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Xandros Pro"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

I can't find it again. If you want I can email it to you.

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Workstation
by quad3d on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:35 UTC
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2009-02-02
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64
by dashua on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:39 UTC
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RE: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64
by moleskine on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:42 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64"
moleskine Member since:
2005-11-05

That's a nice one.

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There you go
by muzzle on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 01:02 UTC
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2007-03-04

My good old openbox desktop:
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1959/openbox1oh1.png

and my new enlightenment desktop:
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6528/e17yb2.png

the ob desktop is the result of about 2 years of iterations, looking for a lightweight taskbar and a few essential systray application to do some extra work (post-it, check email, manage wifi, control the volume).

The e17 desk is quite new, I'm still experimenting with it. It's designed to let windows use the full height, having all the essential stuff (icon only taskbar and clock) in one sidebar. There is actually a launchbar on the top, but it only appears on mouseover.

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RE: There you go
by muzzle on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:46 UTC in reply to "There you go"
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2007-03-04

Btw here is my work desktop:
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2397/screenshotvc1.png

old Scientific Linux 4 (read customized RH) with old gnome.

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Lame desktop...
by jlarocco on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 01:08 UTC
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Quantum Chemistry Workstation
by chemical_scum on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 01:25 UTC
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2005-11-02

My desktop is pretty much a default 8.04 LTS (no point in upgrading to 8.10 too much effort to set up all the programs I need and nothing much new I need)

The desktop has no icons on it, a different wallpaper and a few extra applets from default that's all. I keep the Human theme because I like it and I am one:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3249375822_8a6c33920e_o.png

I do not use Compiz as it interferes with OpenGL programs such as the ones shown here. It's only a low powered system but powerful enough to use as a Quantum Chemistry Workstation which is why I am posting my screenshot.

It shows the program Ghemical displaying the Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital (HOMO) of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) together with it's orbital energy level diagram using the Modified Neglect of Diatomic Overlap (MNDO) Hamiltonian as calculated by the MOPAC 7 program. This can be used in determining the potential reactivity of molecules using Frontier Molecular Orbital (FMO) theory.

Simple eh?

Edited 2009-02-03 01:36 UTC

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Comment by Adam S
by Adam S on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 01:39 UTC
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This is my home computer - OS X 10.5.6, considerably more boring than my previous screenshot in the referenced article.

http://osnews.com/img/20895/adam.jpg

Edited 2009-02-03 01:41 UTC

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It's not cold here !
by mounty on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 02:21 UTC
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2005-12-12

You do realise that the WWW is world-wide, don't you ?

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My desktop
by Kazuki on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 03:01 UTC
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2008-10-21

Here is my desktop.
http://i39.tinypic.com/m9cfaw.png
Nothing to advanced very simple.

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desktop, what desktop?
by jessta on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 03:33 UTC
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2005-08-17

hmmm..'desktop', what 'desktop'?
I haven't had a 'desktop' since 2003. I never understood the 'desktop' concept, something you only see when you're not doing anything.

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RE: desktop, what desktop?
by Darkmage on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 04:42 UTC in reply to "desktop, what desktop?"
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2006-10-20

Good point. I have a 30" dell and I can't remember the last time I saw my desktop. I normally have 5+ windows open and about 10 terminal tabs. Currently using gnome but am salivating with anticipation of a completed etoile desktop.

Edited 2009-02-03 04:43 UTC

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Here's mine
by ml2mst on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 03:36 UTC
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Ubuntu 8.10 with overglossed Methacity theme and Oxygen iconset (yup the latter is the default in KDE 4.x):

<a href="http://ml2mst.googlepages.com/ubuntu8_12.png">

Edited 2009-02-03 03:37 UTC

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RE: Here's mine
by roller on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 13:35 UTC in reply to "Here's mine"
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2009-02-03

Dude, thats a cool background, where do you get it from?

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Comment by Elv13
by Elv13 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 03:44 UTC
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RE: Comment by Elv13
by TrevorB on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 03:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Elv13"
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2005-07-11

My eyes! They bleed!

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RE: Comment by Elv13
by tupp on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Elv13"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Both the Awesome and Fluxbox desktops are impressive.

Great color coordination, too! I especially like the monochromed icons in the Fluxbox image.

Your desktops sort of remind me of this 2002 Golem desktop by I.P. Julius (that also has decent color coordination and monocrhomed icons): http://solutions-i.org/julius/images/000004.max.jpg His other old Golem desktops are linked here: http://pijulius.blogspot.com/2006/05/my-old-desktops.html

Golem is a great WM -- it is almost as configurable as Enlightenment, but it only uses Xlib and it has a smaller memory footprint than most tiling WMs.

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Here is my OSX 10.5.6 desktop
by haroot on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 04:07 UTC
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Comment by DJBase
by DJBase on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 05:00 UTC
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Two of my desktops
by jdt2k5 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 07:20 UTC
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2009-02-03
weildish
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2008-12-06

Here are mine:
http://ipf2.608.googlepages.com/2009-02-03_002126.jpg

Windows Vista on my main desktop. I've got dual monitors here, so it's a rather large image. My desktop is actually normally a bit messy-- I often have projects that are strewn about on it. But I cleaned it up in lieu of this. ;) I darkened the Aero theme because the original tint of gray wasn't black and shiny enough for me. The background photo was taken on a beach in Washington.

http://ipf2.608.googlepages.com/2009-02-03_002823.jpg

Windows XP on my new netbook. Not much to say here except that the background image is of a pretty temple in Logan, Utah.

I've got a Windows 7 desktop and two Ubuntu desktops I could post, but there's really nothing to see on those.

As for the weather, it's rather chilly 'round these parts, too (West Jordan, Utah-- suburb of Salt Lake City). Though right now is beginning to feel warm to me during the day. Sad. Fifty feels warm. It's been winter too long. ;)

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sidux kde 4.2
by aunzim on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:14 UTC
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2008-07-25

Just a default kde 4.2 on top of a sidux gnu/linux distro

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my two current plasma "activities"
by jmcnaught on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:19 UTC
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2008-04-17

With KDE 4.2 I've got two desktops, or "activities" as they're called in some places.

http://imagebin.ca/view/RJpIbQk.html
http://imagebin.ca/view/eRGbmYl.html

I really like Plasma. I like having different desktops, I like being able to mix up folderviews, and I like the flexibility of the picture frame plasmoid. With picture frames it's a lot easier to compose your desktop.

I also recently used a plasma activity containment for files relevant to a particular project. It makes a lot of sense for me to have the files relevant to what you're working on available on the desktop.

What I'd really like to see for Plasma is: 1. easier to find/edit hotkeys for switching desktop activities; 2. clarify the name scheme.. sometimes it's called a desktop, sometimes an activity; 3. provide an optional way of tying plasma desktops to the traditional virtual desktops provided by the window manager.

Edited 2009-02-03 08:34 UTC

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My KDE trunk
by elvstone on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:20 UTC
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2005-09-08

Running KDE trunk on my laptop. Pretty nice. I can stand the issues that might crop up since I hack on it myself from time to time:

http://dose.se/mydesk.png

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My OS X desktop
by MahRain on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:24 UTC
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2008-06-05

http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture1vr7.png

Just standard OS X 10.5.6 on a MacBook with 20" display connected.

Sometimes I customize, just get tired of it too fast to bother anymore.

Oh, bottom right, that's a snipplet of text to paste in Terminal in case the Cisco VPN client breaks again. It reloads the .kext's.

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Kubuntu 8.10
by Soulbender on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 08:51 UTC
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2005-08-18

http://i40.tinypic.com/28st35x.png

Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.2 on my work laptop.

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DWM
by pmarin on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 09:14 UTC
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2006-12-30

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2918458684_48776
I use the Dinamic Windows Manager becouse sucks less. In the backend I use xfce for the gtk themes.


I have taken this screenshot from my laptop at 1280x800 however I usually use the monocle layout for the laptop and the task layout (like in this screenshot) in my 21,6" flat panel.
A self made TCL script generates the status bar information ( In Linux is very easy because you only need to read files in the /proc filesystem).

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RE: DWM
by pmarin on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 09:38 UTC in reply to "DWM"
pmarin Member since:
2006-12-30
RE: DWM
by sakeniwefu on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 11:41 UTC in reply to "DWM"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

OpenBSD with dwm. As I live in current and compile everything from source dwm is the best DE.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zp2VDBCqvuo/SVFqunSOteI/AAAAAAAAAAM/q1Zx7...

Edited 2009-02-03 11:42 UTC

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Archlinux and XMonad
by Edgarama on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 09:21 UTC
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2008-04-04

Eeepc and XMonad+gridselect:

http://omploader.org/vMTJpYg

T61 + XMonad

http://omploader.org/vMTdlZg

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My workhorse!
by xoulis on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 09:22 UTC
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2006-05-25

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qSsqV61f4IQ2utIy7GtWbQ?feat=di...

This is my main computer on work!!! Runs OpenSuSE 11.0

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Comment by holizz
by holizz on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 11:00 UTC
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2006-08-21
The BeOS, still...
by nmalth on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 11:34 UTC
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2007-03-12

http://homepages.caverock.net.nz/~kh/Screen.png

The good old BeOS, not quite standard: I prefer the Deskbar along the top, a la old Mac, instead of its "proper" place at top right. Also, got tired of the primary colours hence the muted tabs, courtesy of Windowshade (when is the Appearance preflet in Haiku going to be finished?) and the leaf which I stole from the Haiku website to replace the blue and red BeOS menu button.

The easy right-click toggling of the icons on-and-off lets me pretend I'm running a tidy ship; actually this desktop is littered with crap.

Background pic is randomised to change at each reboot with a script that leverages BeOS queries and custom attributes: the candidate pics are two or three dozen favourites I have tagged with "background" as a keyword. (This pic = Comet McNaught.)

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Comment by lidstah
by lidstah on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 12:08 UTC
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2008-09-20

Here is mine :

eeepc / Debian Lenny / xrandr for dual screen handling / AwesomeWM :

http://omploader.org/vMTdlcQ

yes, I know, I love CLI too much ;)

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Openbox + Pypanel + Sonata
by Nulani on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 13:05 UTC
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2009-02-03

http://nulani.net/~nulani/images/mundilfari1.png

Been looking for a replacement for Pypanel. It likes segfaulting too much.

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nostalgic
by makkus on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 13:49 UTC
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2006-01-11

This made me nostalgic, so her is my current desktop,
I use Linux for work and pleasure, so a clean nice, productive interface is a must for me, but Compiz Fusion is running

Fedora 10, Lenovo T61p, Gnome, Clearlooks NotSoDark:
http://i44.tinypic.com/2qtwqap.png

And the nostalgic part, 7 years in desktop, I regret I don't have my first one: Red Hat 6.0 (all Gnome, even 1.4)

Mandrake 8.2, February 2002:
http://i43.tinypic.com/v6iwkn.jpg
Gentoo 1.4rc1, November 2002
http://i39.tinypic.com/53tl5w.jpg
Gentoo 1.4, April 2004
http://i41.tinypic.com/119ulfm.jpg

Edited 2009-02-03 14:02 UTC

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Comment by micken
by micken on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 14:10 UTC
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Comment by ntpb
by ntpb on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 15:05 UTC
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RE: Comment by ntpb
by jokkel on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 22:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by ntpb"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

While your statement is true, I found it quite interesting to see what OSs people use and how they configure it.
I'm suprised to see so many Linux and so few Windows users.

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Desktop
by mmesantos1 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 16:36 UTC
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2009-02-03

Here is a screenshot of my OzOS E17 desktop.


http://picasaweb.google.com/mmesantos1/UntitledAlbum#

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Sad desktop
by sobkas on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 17:30 UTC
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Maybe its so fancy, but I like it.
http://picasaweb.google.pl/sobkas/RNe#5298621856887927970

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Desktop Screenshot
by de_wizze on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 20:03 UTC
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2005-10-31

http://tinyurl.com/dcdtu3

333Mhz Pentium II (Deschutes)
256MB Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

Reply Score: 2

MacOS X 10.5.6
by lemabu on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 20:07 UTC
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2009-02-03
My Ubuntu Desktop
by UnklePhunky on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 20:13 UTC
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2009-02-03

Gnome on Ubuntu 8.10, running Humanoid-OSX-Black-ColoredButtons theme. Looks way nicer than anything I ever had on Windows.

http://i42.tinypic.com/15d56ki.png

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Mac
by OblivionMon on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 21:59 UTC
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2009-02-03

Here is my Leopard Machine:

http://itiz.in/390b

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Opensolaris Desktop
by Weeman on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 23:56 UTC
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RE: Opensolaris Desktop
by JW Jones on Wed 4th Feb 2009 22:51 UTC in reply to "Opensolaris Desktop"
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2009-02-04

What window theme are you using there? I like it...

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RE: Opensolaris Desktop
by de_wizze on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:00 UTC in reply to "Opensolaris Desktop"
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

what mpd client are you using?

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by 6c1452 on Wed 4th Feb 2009 02:41 UTC
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2007-08-29

http://apex.homelinux.net/desk.png

Ion: Zero useless fluff since 2000.

Edited 2009-02-04 02:43 UTC

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My suggestion
by diskinetic on Wed 4th Feb 2009 03:20 UTC in reply to " "
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Next time, turn on the computer before taking the screen shot. That picture would make Mark Rothko weep. The image challenges me on levels that I didn't possess until the image imbued them upon me.

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RE: My suggestion
by 6c1452 on Wed 4th Feb 2009 06:21 UTC in reply to "My suggestion"
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2007-08-29

Best response to my entry in a post-your-desktop thread ever!


Don't worry, some cognitive dissonance is normal the first time you see out of fisher-price land and into the world where window managers are for managing windows and computers are for running programs.

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apjas
Member since:
2009-02-03

I use my LMAC (Linux Mint 4.0 "Daryna") desktop at home

Desktop:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2vlsnkx.png

Internet Apps:
http://i40.tinypic.com/nltmdt.png

Office Apps:
http://i40.tinypic.com/20hk1g1.png

Compiz Cube:
http://i40.tinypic.com/10mveh5.png

My UbuntuSE (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron)for work

http://i42.tinypic.com/f1dqjd.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/k4eb9i.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/2v9682x.png

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My desktop
by Quietleaf on Wed 4th Feb 2009 04:11 UTC
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2005-11-11

http://www.savefile.com/files/1993995

Simple and minimal. Windows 2000 SP4 + SmoothText for better text.

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RE: My desktop
by sj87 on Thu 5th Feb 2009 08:16 UTC in reply to "My desktop"
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2007-12-16

http://www.savefile.com/files/1993995

Simple and minimal. Windows 2000 SP4 + SmoothText for better text.

Wouldn't call that amount of junk frames and borders etc "simple" nor "minimal".

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My FreeBSD Box
by lihong on Wed 4th Feb 2009 05:26 UTC
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2007-03-23
awesome
by PocoO on Wed 4th Feb 2009 10:57 UTC
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2005-11-06
text-based apps glory
by diacritica on Wed 4th Feb 2009 12:47 UTC
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2009-02-04

Running Ubuntu 8.04.1

http://flickr.com/photos/angelaypablo/3188947022

Edited 2009-02-04 12:48 UTC

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XUbuntu 8.10
by DBAlex on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:10 UTC
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2006-12-31

Since last time I got a new laptop (C2D T5670, 2GB) + I'm running Vista + Xubuntu dual boot, the vista side isn't that interesting (Windows Classic, plain background...) but i've been playing about with Xubuntu, I've always liked XFCE since the first time I installed it on Ubuntu (before Xubuntu existed), and since getting an Aspire One I'm liking it even more so decided I wanted it on my main machine, hence the 8.10 install:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6255/osnewsdesktopgrab2vs4.jpg"&g...

Edited 2009-02-04 14:11 UTC

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xmonad on FreeBSD -CURRENT
by sbahra on Wed 4th Feb 2009 17:17 UTC
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2009-02-04
My desk
by lxstoian on Wed 4th Feb 2009 19:25 UTC
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2007-11-06

http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=deskou0.png

OpenSuse 11.1

Edited 2009-02-04 19:26 UTC

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Puppy (VestaPup) Babee!! :-)
by rcsteiner on Thu 5th Feb 2009 03:42 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-12

I have a lot of desktops, but this is one of the better LiveCDs I've found. VestaPup, based on Puppy Linux 3.01:

http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner/Puppy-Vesta-2009-02-03.png

I've installed it on the hard drive and added a few games, but this is actually pretty close to vanilla.

And of course I have to add this. Yes, I actually still use it from time to time. I've opened up a few of my Launchpad trays ... see how many icons from the past you might recognize. :-)

http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner/Warp4-2009-02-04.png

You can tell from some of the icons on the desktop that this installation has been around for a while. I think I installed this one as a secondary installation back in 1997 sometime. :-)

Edited 2009-02-05 03:56 UTC

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RE: Puppy (VestaPup) Babee!! :-)
by rcsteiner on Thu 5th Feb 2009 04:13 UTC in reply to "Puppy (VestaPup) Babee!! :-)"
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2005-07-12

Oops. Forgot this one. :-)

http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner/Win95B-QuikMenu4-2009-02-04.png

I hated the Win95 shell, so I used another... This box is one of my play-around-with-old-software boxes. Whee!

Edited 2009-02-05 04:15 UTC

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My Work Desktop
by acid_head on Thu 5th Feb 2009 08:31 UTC
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Member since:
2007-05-23

Debian GNU Linux
Gnome 2.22
Customized Clearlooks theme
TigertCrack Metacity window decorations
Debian Gnome Default Icons
Unknown pixelart background

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2392/screenshot3ib4.png

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