Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 31st Dec 2010 14:42 UTC
Humor I shall make no bones about the fact that this request is purely filler material, but such threads have been a success in years past. Dear OSNews readers please furnish us with your wondrous and diverse desktop screenshots and machine specifications! Considering that I have used the same wallpaper and platform since 2006, there is no great insight that I can bring to the table. Also, whilst I'm here--OSNews Asks: How have mobile OSes changed your habits this year?
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ta-da!
by AmigaRobbo on Fri 31st Dec 2010 14:56 UTC
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RE: ta-da!
by Kroc on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:08 UTC in reply to "ta-da!"
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2005-11-10

What hardware is that running on? Acube? Sam440?

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RE[2]: ta-da!
by AmigaRobbo on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE: ta-da!"
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2005-11-15

pegasos 2, it's a Amiga OS4.1/MorphOS 2.7 dual boot (well, it actually got Debian 5 and SUSE 11.something on it as well, but.. well you know, PPC Linux, not exactly cutting edge these days..)

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RE[3]: ta-da!
by Kroc on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ta-da!"
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That situation may improve with the recent PS3 hack, hopefully.

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RE[4]: ta-da!
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ta-da!"
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2005-11-15

In fact, might as well put the MorphOS side picture up:-

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/robinsonworld/newyear11.jpg

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RE: ta-da!
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:28 UTC in reply to "ta-da!"
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2006-11-19

Agiga rocks!

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RE: ta-da!
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:41 UTC in reply to "ta-da!"
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2005-07-06

Nice! Very nice. Wish I still had my amiga tower...

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RE[2]: ta-da!
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE: ta-da!"
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2005-11-15

If you had an Amiga 1200 PPCfitted accelerator tower, here's quite an impressive Video considering it's running on 604e 233Mhz CPU on a Motherboard that came out in the early 90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khS4TcsZ1nM

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RE[3]: ta-da!
by Tuishimi on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ta-da!"
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2005-07-06

If you had an Amiga 1200 PPCfitted accelerator tower, here's quite an impressive Video considering it's running on 604e 233Mhz CPU on a Motherboard that came out in the early 90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khS4TcsZ1nM


I found a for sale ad for it, real cheap back around 2000. I brought it to an a/v hardware specialist (who used Amigas to do his own work) and he fixed it up. Ran well for another year, then had some hardware issues. By that time OS X Beta was coming out and I switched my focus to that along side my BeOS machine. Picked up a G3 tower on ebay... and used OS X primarily for the next 8 years. When Windows 7 beta came out I switched and have been using IT primarily.

But when we moved 5.5 years ago, I didn't have room for the hardware so I left it with someone...

Cool video, thanks!

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Slackware64-current
by hitest on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:40 UTC in reply to "ta-da!"
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2006-10-28

XFce running on Slackware64-current. Intel Pentium D, 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d102/hitest/slack64.jpg

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Comment by teho
by teho on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:03 UTC
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http://img510.imageshack.us/i/desktop2010s.png
KDE 4.6 RC1 on top of Arch Linux

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RE: Comment by teho
by Arc Orion on Sat 1st Jan 2011 02:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by teho"
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What's that image from? Got a source?

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Comment by VMax
by VMax on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:10 UTC
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RE: Comment by VMax
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by VMax"
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Edited 2010-12-31 15:29 UTC

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My desktop/Hardware
by spikeb on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:16 UTC
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http://i.imgur.com/4qQtm.png

Current: Acer Aspire D260 Netbook

Future: ION 2 Netbook

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RE: My desktop/Hardware
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:43 UTC in reply to "My desktop/Hardware"
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2005-07-06

Nice dock icons!

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RE: My desktop/Hardware
by biffuz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 14:51 UTC in reply to "My desktop/Hardware"
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2006-03-27

What are you using to handle 2 1680x1050 displays? If I recall correctly, the current Atom line is limited to 1440x900 on external displays.

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RE[2]: My desktop/Hardware
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: My desktop/Hardware"
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2010-03-30

isn't your comment targeted at VMax's post?

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RE[2]: My desktop/Hardware
by biffuz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE: My desktop/Hardware"
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Oh yes, I opened but pictures and got confused, sorry :-)

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2011 and beyond
by NicePics13 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:19 UTC
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dwm on Debian netbook, monocle as default layout. My Efika *nix install sports a truly spartan ROX desktop that only I can behold and like ;)
<a href="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/319/e/4/dwm_netbook_by_nicep...

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RE: 2011 and beyond
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:45 UTC in reply to "2011 and beyond"
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Nothing wrong with sparse or simple. My desktop is the busiest it has been in years. I like to keep it bare, really.

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I just got a Pre
by kragil on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:19 UTC
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I love the OS. WebOS is by far the best mobile OS at the moment.

I hate the hardware and that you can't find any VOIP apps ;(

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Comment by muda
by muda on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:20 UTC
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http://img522.imageshack.us/i/desksa.png/

From time to time I update my wallpaper to one of the recent photos I've taken. This one is specifically nice given the extraordinary winter ;)

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My Screen ATM
by ephracis on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:21 UTC
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I am sitting at my laptop at the moment doing some coding.
Pretty much how it looks most of the time. ;)

My laptop is an Amilo PRO:
Screen: 12" 1280x800 laptop display
Screen: 24" 1920x1080 external display (but my laptop gfx card can't handle that high ;) )
CPU: Core Duo @ 1.86 Ghz
Memory: 2048 Mb DDR2
Graphics: Mobile Intel 945 (256 Mb)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Screenshot: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mZ3Z7XT5qOtG4WdN3zpPsQ?feat=di...

I also have a computer in the living room that mostly my girlfriend uses:
Screen: 42" ATEC TV
CPU: Core i3 @ 3.07 Ghz
Memory: 6144 Mb DDR3
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P7P55D LE
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 210 (512 Mb)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Screenshot:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Zyt_of85SLMF-4L_08Q8Dw?feat=di...

I also have an XP and an Ubuntu (always latest) virtual machine, both vanilla setup.

My HTC Desire with Android 2.2 has made me able to quickly check stuff out on the 'net. For example which movie some actor was in or a word I can't define.
I also get a notification sound when I receive emails. ;)

Happy New Year!

(I know! I am so boring now when I have switched to Win7 ;) )

Edited 2010-12-31 15:22 UTC

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RE: My Screen ATM
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:47 UTC in reply to "My Screen ATM"
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I haven't used MS VS in years. Has it changed much (other than the languages it supports)? Doesn't look much different. ;) We are 95% Java in house now... some PHP, some Ruby/Rails... I kind of miss the MS platform.

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RE[2]: My Screen ATM
by ephracis on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: My Screen ATM"
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Actually I am coming from Linux development so this is my first time using VS. I like it, I never really got attached to other IDEs and preferred vim.

The most notable difference in VS 2010 is that you can drag all parts of it around. Place different portions of the application wherever you want. For example I have Errors and Output on my laptop screen. They also rewrote it using WPF so it looks somewhat different (although everything is pretty much still at the same place).

Also the "Call Hierarchy" feature is handy when you want to see exactly what gets called.

What IDE do you use? I am particularly interested in a good IDE for RoR (preferably if it runs on Linux and can access SFTP mounted folders ;) ).

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RE[3]: My Screen ATM
by seanpk on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Screen ATM"
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I develop in Eclipse (or in Eclipse-based IDEs, at least - RTC and RDPower) - it is great, "call hierarchy" is essential both for Java and C/C++. Eclipse has done re-positionable views for quite a while now - clearly it is handy.

I've not used it, but the Dynamic Language Toolkit provides Ruby support:
http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project_summary.php?projectid=techn...
Not sure how it'd be for RoR - but maybe someone's already extended it specifically for RoR ...

VS2003 is the last one I used - I quite liked it ... but can't say I'd go back for anything but .Net development.

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RE[3]: My Screen ATM
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Screen ATM"
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Well, I have Netbeans, which is decent and MyEclipse but... I am afraid I am very old school in that I do 90% of my work in a simple text editor. Right now (Windows) I use UltraEdit mostly. On OSX I use TextMate.

But Netbeans has very good support for Ruby/Rails and it is much simpler to configure and use than Eclipse/MyEclipse.

But when we were a mostly MS shop we used Visual Studio (some 8 years ago we shifted to Java). I liked it, actually...

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RE[3]: My Screen ATM
by Lennie on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My Screen ATM"
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I'm thinking of just going completely webbased for my editor with Bespin/SkyWriter https://mozillalabs.com/skywriter/ or Cloud9 IDE: http://www.cloud9ide.com/

But I think it still needs some polish before I'll do it. For now it's mostly gedit, geany or just plain vi.

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Yes, its messy
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:22 UTC
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yup, sloppy, way too much crap open, but here you go:

http://mypage.iu.edu/~somogyie/screenshot.png

FYI, OSX 10.6, MacBook Pro i7 with the hi-rez matte screen.

Working on two things: developing a multi-scale Schrodinger equation, and writing a NATIVE Cocoa DjVu widget (The only DjVu viewer for OSX is the QT based abomination, I'm so fed up with it which is why I'm writing a real Cocoa DjVu viewer).

Edited 2010-12-31 15:38 UTC

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RE: Yes, its messy
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:51 UTC in reply to "Yes, its messy"
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2005-07-06

Nice! I love seeing snapshots of peoples' work/code... I'd share mine but it would get me fired. ;)

I suppose I could show some personal, Euphoria code I was working on at one point (implemented a web site in Euphoria, but now I switched my server to GoDaddy and I am way too cheap to pay to be able to have a server that would support Euphoria - so PHP it is).

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RE: Yes, its messy
by Volt on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:38 UTC in reply to "Yes, its messy"
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I'm writing a real Cocoa DjVu viewer.


Finish this and I'll love you forever.

Edited 2010-12-31 23:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Yes, its messy
by MacMan on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes, its messy"
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"I'm writing a real Cocoa DjVu viewer.


Finish this and I'll love you forever.
"

I'm going to set up a source forge site for it. Right now, I'm working on the scrolling behavior working correctly.

I'm following the interface definitions from Apple's PDFKit very very closely, I basically want the DjVu kit to be drop in compatible with Apple's PDFKit. Reason being, Apple's PDFKit works very nicely, and if the interface is close, it can be dropped right into PDF applications like Skim.

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RE[3]: Yes, its messy
by zmmz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yes, its messy"
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2010-04-24

Out of curiosity, why sourceforge? I hardly see any new projects using it nowadays, it seems to be about GitHub for smaller things and Google Code if you need a bug tracker.

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RE[4]: Yes, its messy
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes, its messy"
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2010-03-08

If you want something a bit more sophisticated than GitHub and don't want to depend too much on Google, Sourceforge is still a viable option.

After all, you don't really need to use that messy sourceforge project page. In the case of my project, all nice stuff happens on Trac and the SVN repository.

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RE[4]: Yes, its messy
by MacMan on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes, its messy"
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2006-11-19

Out of curiosity, why sourceforge?


Probably out of habit mostly, already have a SF project. The library I'm using, djbulibre is also hosted on SF. As a personal preference, I like svn, never really cared for git. Also, I like how SF also gives you web storage for your project.

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RE: Yes, its messy
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:15 UTC in reply to "Yes, its messy"
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It's very nice seeing some TeX code again since I haven't really seen any after I left the academic world. Nice and disturbing at the same time as my general feeling is that any concerns for quality are relegated to the afterthought status. Moreover, there's nobody I revere as much as M. Knuth in this computing world of ours.

Oh, almost forgot: you have some scary readings!

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Windows 7 on my x201t
by Cramit on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:33 UTC
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My new x201t, the left-hand taskbar is great with the touch screen. I am using Dexpot for virtual desktops; a requirement for dealing with the 12.1" 1280x800 screen.

<a href=http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5203/5270914195_359efd9c67_o.png>...

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RE: Windows 7 on my x201t
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:17 UTC in reply to "Windows 7 on my x201t"
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your screenshot is not available.

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RE[2]: Windows 7 on my x201t
by Cramit on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 7 on my x201t"
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RE[3]: Windows 7 on my x201t
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 23:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Windows 7 on my x201t"
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2010-03-30

Nice and original! You're one of those rare people who have their taskbar on the side, which I suspect is easier done on Win 7 than on previous versions of Windows.
I've just finished watching an episode of Criminal Minds and your screenshot, with all the viewports, makes me think of those stacks of windows and small viewports we see in such shows or movies where a "technician" is frantically hitting the keyboard as if they had an itch at the tips of their fingers...

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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:33 UTC
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http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3289/desktopkl.png

OS X 10.6, obviously. The displays are a 23" widescreen next to an old 19" 4:3. This is my wallpaper as of 3 days ago.

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RE: Comment by Stratoukos
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stratoukos"
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Heh! Love it! I am going to buy my son a better monitor soon, I will probably snag his old one and set up my workspace with duals... but I have to find SPACE first.

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RE: Comment by Stratoukos
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stratoukos"
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Your desktop is so white. And so black. Split personality? I love it. What is the duck for?

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RE[2]: Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Stratoukos"
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2009-02-11

Yeah. I thought it was going to be an eyestrain when I made it, but it turns out that there's pretty much always something open on top of it. And the shadows look so much cooler.

The duck is the icon for Adium, the awesomest, most awesome multi-protocol IM client ever (if you don't need A/V). Curiously, it's not the only duck related application on my computer (Cyberduck FTP client).

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2010
by k.g.stoyanov on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:38 UTC
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Ubuntu Maverick, Asus M51VR-AP138 and fishing! ;)

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4096/desktop2010vd.png

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RE: 2010
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:42 UTC in reply to "2010"
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2006-11-19

That a pike fish? Thought they liked colder water, never seen them around lily pads.

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RE[2]: 2010
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE: 2010"
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2005-07-06

Pike or pickerel... I grew up in MA and lived in NH... there were always lily pads in the ponds and lots of pickerel... ;)

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RE[3]: 2010
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 2010"
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I've never seen lily pads in Lake Michigan, and I've caught a Pike there, didn't realize they live as far south where there are lily pads.

Nice desktop.

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RE[4]: 2010
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 2010"
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2005-07-06

Ah! Well... Lake Michigan. I'm used to small lakes and ponds. ;)

Thanks.

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RE[4]: 2010
by rlees on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 2010"
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There are plenty of lillypads up here in ontario canada and aparently in michigan, too...

http://www.google.ca/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.moz...

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Comment by Zifre
by Zifre on Fri 31st Dec 2010 15:55 UTC
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RE: Comment by Zifre
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by Zifre"
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That is crazy wallpaper!

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RE[2]: Comment by Zifre
by Kroc on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Zifre"
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The unmistakeable David Lanham http://dlanham.com/

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RE[3]: Comment by Zifre
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zifre"
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2005-07-06

Ohhhh yessss! Now I remember the look, I remember him from a series of icons he did years ago.

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RE[3]: Comment by Zifre
by Zifre on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zifre"
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Yeah. I actually found his artwork after seeing Thom's desktop in the last one of these "show us your desktop" things. ;)

Edited 2010-12-31 21:21 UTC

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RE: Comment by Zifre
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by Zifre"
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2006-11-19

Whoa! I think I having a flashback!

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Windows 7 goodness
by The_Seeker on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:01 UTC
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RE: Windows 7 goodness
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:24 UTC in reply to "Windows 7 goodness"
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2010-03-30

Oh no, don't tell me you kept the horrible and ugly uTorrent 2.2 skin. I had to downgrade back to 2.0.4 just to rest my eyes from the 5-year old girl color scheme. God, I was relieved after that.

Anyway, clean desktop. I like the yellow/brown and black combination.

Edited 2011-01-01 21:27 UTC

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RE[2]: Windows 7 goodness
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 7 goodness"
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2010-03-08

There's a way to go back to the old icons. I don't know where I found it, though. Maybe Google is more knowledgeable on the subject...

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RE[2]: Windows 7 goodness
by DhulKarnain on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 7 goodness"
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2009-11-03

just download and apply the old skin

http://download.utorrent.com/utorrent.2.0.4-v2.btskin

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business/development desktop
by seanpk on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:03 UTC
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It is so great to be able to use Xubuntu at work!

http://picasaweb.google.com/107137192221734068765/Screens#555687563...

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My Desktop Theme
by SlackerJack on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:05 UTC
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RE: My Desktop Theme
by ple_mono on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:49 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2005-07-26

Nice! I quite like gnome-shell. I thought i wouldn't, but i must admit it looks better and better for every time i look at it. To me, gtk3 and that whole new shebang is what's most exiting though. In with the new, out with the old! ;)

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by AdrianoML on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:54 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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Holly bananas, is that Gnome 3.0 Shell?


This theme looks really sweet ;)

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RE[2]: My Desktop Theme
by SlackerJack on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop Theme"
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2005-11-12

Yep, thought I'd do a Tron theme(Work in progress on deviantART) Which I quiet like to use myself. ;)

Really like GS and the fact it uses CSS3.

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RE[2]: My Desktop Theme
by YEPHENAS on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:28 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop Theme"
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Holly bananas, is that Gnome 3.0 Shell?


An old version. Newer versions have a different overview layout.

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by Neolander on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:17 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2010-03-08

As others said, this looks very nice, though I would spontaneously believe that such a dark theme with bright and fuzzy UI widgets would hurt the eyes after looking at it for some times.

Maybe lowering screen brightness would do the trick though.

Edited 2010-12-31 17:17 UTC

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RE[2]: My Desktop Theme
by SlackerJack on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop Theme"
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2005-11-12

It's mainly the overview that's got a lot going on but it's not like you sit and look at the overview all day. The workspace is just the panel you see all the time.

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2005-07-06

Gorgeous!

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by ephracis on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:24 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2007-09-23

Awesome!

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by Mystilleef on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:42 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2005-06-29

badass!

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RE: My Desktop Theme
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "My Desktop Theme"
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2010-03-30

This is the best I've ever seen so far. It kicks serious ass while seeming usable.
And your drop that bomb with a mere "Tron Legacy theme." I wasn't prepared to take that visual hit. Throw a warning next time!
How did you reach that? What system is it? Native or very tweaked customized?

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RE[2]: My Desktop Theme
by SlackerJack on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE: My Desktop Theme"
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2005-11-12

GNOME Shell uses CSS3 for the way it looks and themes, so yes it's just customised CSS. I've done many themes so it's pretty easy for me now and the CSS file is pretty easy to understand.

The default theme is just plain black, monochrome.

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Comment by DrRippStudwell
by DrRippStudwell on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:07 UTC
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openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm
by brynet on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:07 UTC
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2010-03-02
RE: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm
by Volt on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:40 UTC in reply to "openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm"
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2006-06-23

I think we have a winner. ;)

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RE[2]: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm
by kuanyui on Sat 1st Jan 2011 02:39 UTC in reply to "RE: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm"
kuanyui Member since:
2011-01-01

I think so

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Yes indeed! In the hardcore category first and then in every other category possible.

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RE: openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm
by vodoomoth on Sat 1st Jan 2011 23:45 UTC in reply to "openbsd+cwm+xclock+xterm"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Hat off!

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Mine
by Mellin on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:21 UTC
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q31/iPower/My%20Desktop/Ubun...

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (the last ubuntu ever on my computer)

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RE: Mine
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "Mine"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Love the wallpaper!

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RE: Mine
by motang on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:45 UTC in reply to "Mine"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

Why they last one? Moving on to another OS?

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RE[2]: Mine
by Mellin on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Mine"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

don't like what they are doing with ubuntu

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RE: Mine
by biffuz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:39 UTC in reply to "Mine"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Where is that wallpaper from?

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RE[2]: Mine
by Mellin on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Mine"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't remember

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Comment by Lukic
by lukic on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:36 UTC
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Member since:
2006-09-23

My Ubuntu 10.10 desktop with Docky dock and Faenza icons http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2043/screenshotoor.jpg

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RE: Comment by Lukic
by _Wannes_ on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 11:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by Lukic"
_Wannes_ Member since:
2010-12-29

I love the clean and clear look of your desktop. The colourful Dock in contrast to the dark taskbar.

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Comment by cyberpython
by cyberpython on Fri 31st Dec 2010 16:46 UTC
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2009-02-02

My desktop: <a href="http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3092/screenshotcz.png">
Ubuntu 10.10 - Docky - Gnome 3 "Stripes" wallpaper - "Lucidity-Dark" iconset

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Well...
by Neolander on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:00 UTC
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

A humble Fedora 14 (x64, Gnome) desktop.

http://theosperiment.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/capture4.png

I've finally realized that Gnome won't fix their panel contrast problem, so I made myself a background image which solves the problem in a few minutes. The wallpaper is the output of a gimp tutorial which I like.

Computer : Asus N61JV

About mobile OSs, well, I can now ditch those silly paper calendar and read emails and OSnews on the go, plus comment a little. It's a nice gadget, but it didn't revolutionize my life more than a PDA would have. After all, I bought this phone mainly for texting without the bugs of low-end text phones going in the way.

Edited 2010-12-31 17:00 UTC

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Comment by Gimmeapill
by Gimmeapill on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:28 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-20

Ok since you asked:
http://www.pohunek.free.fr/temp/2010-12-31-182023_1366x768_scrot.pn...

fluxbox + conky + pcmanfm on arch linux,
HP Probook 5310m
Not much to see here

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RE: Comment by Gimmeapill
by tessmonsta on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gimmeapill"
tessmonsta Member since:
2009-07-16

Nice.

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Desktop, Arch Linux
by tessmonsta on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:30 UTC
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Member since:
2009-07-16

Laptop, Arch, KDE: http://tessmonsta.deviantart.com/#/d2o1o8o

Netbook, eepc701, Jolicloud 1.1: http://ow.ly/i/6Ro1

Edited 2010-12-31 17:46 UTC

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RE: Desktop, Arch Linux
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:00 UTC in reply to "Desktop, Arch Linux"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice... I commented on your shot on dA...

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Comment by Cthulhu_
by Cthulhu_ on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:33 UTC
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Member since:
2010-12-31

Hai,
I'm running Arch linux on this machine:
AMD Semrpon 2000+
1GB DDR
80GB Maxtor + 1TB Transcend
http://d.imagehost.org/0605/2010-12-31-182548_1280x1024_scrot.png

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RE: Comment by Cthulhu_
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by Cthulhu_"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice and clean.

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My Desktop
by yoursecretninja on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:53 UTC
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2006-01-02
RE: My Desktop
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:01 UTC in reply to "My Desktop"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Awesome! Reminds me of some demos back in the late 90s with blob effects. Demoscene for life!
So many memories of nights in my dark room killing my eyes on the CRT screen with assembly and Pascal code... I feel so nostalgic.

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My KDE 4.5 Desktop
by sj87 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 17:57 UTC
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Member since:
2007-12-16

http://sj87.hopto.org/screenshots/2010-12-31.jpeg

Default Plasma theme (Air) and some random wallpaper I accidentally put on and started liking... From DeviantArt, I think.

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RE: My KDE 4.5 Desktop
by xuhu on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:31 UTC in reply to "My KDE 4.5 Desktop"
xuhu Member since:
2006-02-16

After seeing the screenshot I started liking the wallpaper as well. Will you please share it ? (deviantart is kind of big)

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Comment by stripe4
by stripe4 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 18:03 UTC
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Member since:
2007-09-21

Still my old trusty IBM ThinkPad T42.
Windows XP with Ambient theme.
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2482/dtopl.jpg

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RE: Comment by stripe4
by ephracis on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by stripe4"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Those icons bring back some nostalgic feelings in me. ;)

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RE: Comment by stripe4
by motang on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by stripe4"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

Ah XP, how I hate that I miss you. ;)

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RE: Comment by stripe4
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by stripe4"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Wow!
And some people dare kick XP in the rear end... sigh

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RE: Comment by stripe4
by _Wannes_ on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 11:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by stripe4"
_Wannes_ Member since:
2010-12-29

It's what XP should have looked like in the beginning ;)

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1337
by ml2mst on Fri 31st Dec 2010 18:05 UTC
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Member since:
2005-08-27

Here's my current 1337 Ubuntu 10.10, don't take it too serious ;-)

http://img153.imageshack.us/i/ubuntu1010311210.png/

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RE: 1337
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:05 UTC in reply to "1337"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

How did you manage to get that incestuous child of WinMacLinux?

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Sabayon 5.4 KDE Edition 64bit
by cmost on Fri 31st Dec 2010 18:07 UTC
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Member since:
2006-07-16

http://oi52.tinypic.com/35i2io6.jpg

I've been with this system for 18 months now. I originally downloaded it to "try it out." Haha. As a former long-time Debian fanboy, I can't believe I've stuck with this Gentoo based distribution for so long. It's that good!

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RE: Sabayon 5.4 KDE Edition 64bit
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "Sabayon 5.4 KDE Edition 64bit"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice looking!

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openSUSE 11.3
by Spartan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 18:16 UTC
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2007-10-02

openbox + bmpanel2 + conky + wbar

http://i.min.us/idWnQI.png

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Comment by AdrianoML
by AdrianoML on Fri 31st Dec 2010 18:20 UTC
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Member since:
2010-08-13

ArchLinux, KDE 4.5.4

My setup has 9 virtual desktops, each one with a different activity/background!
I also use panoramic wallpapers across 2 desktops to form one image, and change between then with Meta + arrows shortcut, or using the pager widget.
Desktop 1:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8656/desktop2ar.png
Desktop 2:
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7379/desktoptm.png
Desktop 3: (Jack server/RT DSP)
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9769/desktop4a.png
Desktop 4:
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5797/desktop6.png
Desktop 5:
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/9466/desktop7.png
Desktop 6:
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2982/desktop8.png
Desktop 7:
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4846/desktop50.png
Desktop 8: (Monitoring)
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8382/desktop3f.png
Desktop 9: (Gaming)
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1079/desktop1u.png

Edited 2010-12-31 18:36 UTC

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which one ???
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:11 UTC
pica
Member since:
2005-07-10

the "beast of burden" is a

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T based system with 16GB of ECC RAM, a 2TB disk as boot disk and 4 1TB disks configured as RAID5 for data. The ATI 5570 graphic adapter drives an Eizo 22" S-PVA monitor with 1920x1200 pixels. The OS is an Ubuntu 10.04.

My wife plans gardens. So she uses this system mainly for image manipulation (Raw Therapee, GIMP), drawing plans (inkscape) and presentations (open office, scribus).

I mainly use it mainly to develop software. That is what the 16GB of memory are for. Testing software often is running a database server, an application server, a webserver and a client as separate virtual machines.

Beside this my wife uses an IBM Thinkpad T42 running Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. Mainly to present her work to her customers.

And my wife also has become the main user of the Archos 5 Andoid based tablet I originally bought for myself :-)

Myself is quite happy with a MSI Wind U100 netbook running on -- you may guess it -- Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. I sometimes take it even on bike tours.

Wait, my historic SGI Indigo Elan R4000 still features the 4DWM desktop.

pica


PS Sorry no screen shots. Neither my wife nor me have a Flickr, ImageShack, ... account.

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RE: which one ???
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:38 UTC in reply to "which one ???"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice. My system is similar... I am going to add another 8 gigs to bring it to 16 in January.

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RE[2]: which one ???
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Yes, even a tool can be nice. As my wife I prefer working with nice tools.

pica

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RE: which one ???
by Stratoukos on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:59 UTC in reply to "which one ???"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

PS Sorry no screen shots. Neither my wife nor me have a Flickr, ImageShack, ... account.


That's why I'm using ImageShack. I'm not social enough to have an account to any image sharing sites and ImageShack lets you upload stuff without an account.

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Here is it
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

or at least one of them. Thanks to Stratoukos

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1953/desktopwn.png

pica

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RE: Here is it
by siimo on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:55 UTC in reply to "Here is it"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

I see a Visual Studio 2010 ultimate CD KEY on your desktop. Naughty boy.

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RE[2]: Here is it
by ngaio on Sat 1st Jan 2011 03:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Here is it"
ngaio Member since:
2005-10-06

You're making an assumption there ;) I record keys in text files for non free and open source software I have purchased and paid for.

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RE[3]: Here is it
by Kroc on Sat 1st Jan 2011 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Here is it"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Was going to add the same; who doesn’t store their licence keys in text files?

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RE[2]: Here is it
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Here is it"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Yes, why not. You only see a part of the key. Just enough for Microsoft to verify it is my key. But not sufficient to install it ;-)

Well, my MSDN subscription allows me to install an unlimited number of Visual Studio IDEs beside other Microsoft products.

But only for development und testing purposes. Not for productive use. Hey, isn't developing software the productive use of an IDE?

pica

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RE: which one ???
by Neolander on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:58 UTC in reply to "which one ???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No need for an account to post images at imageshack. That's one of the reasons why I like it. The price you pay for this is indirect access to the pictures...

EDIT : Dammit, something did this before me.

Edited 2010-12-31 21:01 UTC

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RE: which one ???
by coreyography on Sat 1st Jan 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "which one ???"
coreyography Member since:
2009-03-06

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?

I have a similar setup (Core i7, 12GB, NEC 26" wide-gamut display) running Arch Linux. So far, I'm doing most of my photographic post-processing in an XP VM, since my camera raw software (Nikon Capture NX2) only runs on Windows. I use digiKam/ufraw for simpler edits and JPEG conversion, since it can make use of the quad-core CPU, but the Nikon offering has more capabilities at the moment.

I've profiled the monitor by booting into Windows natively, but haven't tried checking it with the VM setup.

I'd post my desktop, but it's a pretty boring vanilla XFCE setup. Busy backgrounds tend to cause me eye fatigue after marathon computer sessions.

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RE[2]: which one ???
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE: which one ???"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

My Fedora install has a "Color management" tool in Gnome's settings menu, which seems to do exactly what you want. Maybe you can install it too, it's called gcm-prefs (GnomeColorManager).

Here's a screenshot (in French, sorry) : http://img834.imageshack.us/i/gcmprefs.png/

Hope this helps

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RE[2]: which one ???
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE: which one ???"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Just curious...do you do any profiling of your monitor (or printer), and how?


The ATI Catalyst Control Center offers color adjusting controls. We do not own a color adjusting hardware. To adjust the monitor my wife simply compares a photo taken at neutral lightning conditions with the original object. My wife typically uses a photo of her crayons to do this visual callibration.

We do not print photos ourself. So we have no need to callibrate a printer. BTW, how to color callibrate a simple black & white laser ?

My wife uses RawTherapee to manipulate raw as well as TIFF and even JPEG files. She tried RawStudio before, but prefers RawTherapee. One handy feature is the white balance using a white area on the photo. Just select a white area -- a part of a number plate, the white outer of an eye, a white flower, snow, ... -- and press the white balance button afterwards. Done.

pica

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Not much to look at ...
by Tuishimi on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:34 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06
RE: Not much to look at ...
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 17:20 UTC in reply to "Not much to look at ..."
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

Wow, what a dashboard. You're controlling almost everything.

Do you have also the Windows sysinternals suite by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell installed ?

pica

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RE[2]: Not much to look at ...
by Tuishimi on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Not much to look at ..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

No but it looks interesting. Actually it looks very familiar... I might have had it on my previous system, that I gave to my son.

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2010
by xaeropower on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:37 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-16

My linux box start to get boring just conky, tilda, gkrellm, aterm in fluxbox so i making from my gaming box now.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9439/kek01.jpg

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self-adoration time
by another_sam on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:07 UTC
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Member since:
2009-08-19

Default
http://i.imgur.com/yOyrI.jpg

Left menu (autohide): window selector, hide all windows
http://i.imgur.com/tiqKx.jpg

Right menu (autohide): main menu, cpu monitor, clock, network manager, indicator, workspace switcher, trash
http://i.imgur.com/rP7Gz.jpg

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My desktop
by Drumhellar on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:12 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-12

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p89/drumhellar/desktop-1.png

currently setting up a webserver for a buddy, doing a practice run on a virtualmachine to make sure it works first.

Wish I could run FreeBSD on my desk, but my laptop's graphics seem to not want to work. Chip is supported, but on my laptop it does this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwLS27D94ec

fglrx works fine, but it's Linux only ;)

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if you insist
by Mystilleef on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:29 UTC
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2005-06-29
RE: if you insist
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:22 UTC in reply to "if you insist"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Lovely.

It's rare to see music represented by a bass clef instead of the ever-present treble clef.

Wish I had the luxury of such spare space. It makes me think of a museum.

Coincidentally, while switching from this page to your screenshot, I realized my mouse pointer under vista is exactly the same as yours in the picture.

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How I make XP look tolerable in a VM
by nt_jerkface on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:36 UTC
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Member since:
2009-08-26

http://b.imagehost.org/0115/desktop2.png

Truetype fonts + zune theme + boobs.

Now stop using XP so I won't have to test in it anymore ;)

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biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Care to share a link to the wallpaper? I'm seriously thinking of putting it in my work XP notebook, it's so ugly :-D

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screenshot
by marcp on Fri 31st Dec 2010 20:57 UTC
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Member since:
2007-11-23
Mobile habits
by vivainio on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:10 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

How mobile OS changed my habits:

- Obsessive (work) email checking through free time, everywhere (e.g. when standing in line in shops, sitting in car while not driving...)

- Final collapse of last remnants of social graces. If I'm bored with a particular situation, I start fiddling with my N900 (email, incl. replying to emails, browsing...).

- Started top-posting (proper quoting is PITA in mobile email clients)

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My snapshot
by vivainio on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:22 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

At the moment:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4671/osnewssnap1.png

(yeah, it also betrays what I'm doing at new years eve - getting some freetime coding done after some beers).

Starring in the photo:

- Vanilla Maverick desktop
- Qt Creator
- My favorite program in existence, Leo ( http://webpages.charter.net/edreamleo/front.html )
- Ipython "sh" mode (I use it as my shell)
- QmlReddit, my current toy project (available for N900, Symbian, MeeGo netbooks + everywhere Qt runs)

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Comment by RompeRatones
by RompeRatones on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:23 UTC
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Member since:
2006-04-04
...
by manjabes on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:40 UTC
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

http://killswitch.alentagh.com/dd.png

On my trusty Thinkpad T61, running Windows XP.

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RE: ...
by vivainio on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:56 UTC in reply to "..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26



Chrome says this site has malware.

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RE[2]: ...
by manjabes on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

hm...that's interesting...
although, I don't use the most reliable hosting provider of all...

anyhow, sorry about that...the image linked there should be squeaky clean as far as I know

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Just Another Xubuntu Desktop
by DoctorPepper on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:44 UTC
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2005-07-12

http://img209.imageshack.us/i/doctorpepper12312010.png

Xubuntu 10.10, erthlite1.jpg as the wallpaper

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old school
by warriorspot on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:53 UTC
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2006-01-20

http://img525.imageshack.us/i/screenyp.jpg" http://img525.image...

Ok... its not the desktop I use ALL the time, but I do use it almost daily.

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RE: old school
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:28 UTC in reply to "old school"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What system is that first screenshot?

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RE[2]: old school
by Neolander on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:43 UTC in reply to "RE: old school"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

GeoWorks or one of its heirs, I suppose, looking at the result of a request for "GeoManager" which features the same E-shaped logo.

http://toastytech.com/guis/bbe.html

Edited 2011-01-02 18:01 UTC

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Utterly boring
by BeamishBoy on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:18 UTC
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Member since:
2010-10-27

But it does have the virtue of being a screenshot of my actual desktop. In particular, I haven't taken the tedious route of having any documents open to show you how "interesting" or "important" I think my job is.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1786/desktopbm.jpg

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Lots of Docky users
by MacMan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:18 UTC
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Member since:
2006-11-19

There sure seem to be a lot of Docky users here.

I tried it few months ago on Ubuntu 10.10, absolutely hated it. Felt like a really really bad nock-off of the OSX dock. It does look similar, but seriously lacking in functionality.

Ubuntu 10.10 with the netbook desktop is really rough, but I think it has promise. The dock like thing seems to work well. I like that is IS NOT a bad rip-off of the OSX dock, that it has its own way of doing things that essentially work.

I just wish they would eventually get drag n drop menu/toolbar management working even half ass right in Gnome.

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RE: Lots of Docky users
by tupp on Sat 1st Jan 2011 06:28 UTC in reply to "Lots of Docky users"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

There sure seem to be a lot of Docky users here.

I see a lot more screenshots showing built-in task-bar/docks and other independent task-bar/docks than I see Docky users.


I tried it few months ago on Ubuntu 10.10, absolutely hated it. Felt like a really really bad nock-off of the OSX dock.

Really? I was forced to use the OSX dock once again while working on a project earlier this month, and I found it to be a really sorry knock-off of the Looking Glass dock: http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/12/leopard-dock-resembles-suns-proj...

Furhtermore, I found it inferior to pretty much every other dock/task-bar that I have ever used, and I have used a lot of them, both built-in and independent.


It does look similar, but seriously lacking in functionality.

Okay. Exactly what functionality does Docky lack?


Ubuntu 10.10 with the netbook desktop is really rough, but I think it has promise. The dock like thing seems to work well. I like that is IS NOT a bad rip-off of the OSX dock, that it has its own way of doing things that essentially work.

Please keep in mind two things:
1. Linux and all of its numerous GUI elements is not Ubuntu (nor Gnome). Ubuntu represents only a minute fraction of what is possible with *nix GUIs.
2. Exactly who is getting "ripped-off" is by no means certain. The first GUI dock appeared in the Three Rivers Perq, which was released in 1980 (four years before the first Mac): http://yahozna.dyndns.org/computers/perq/photos/accent-small.jpg The next version of the dock appeared in Windows 1.01 in 1985: http://toastytech.com/guis/bigw101.gif There were many other non-Apple/non-Next versions, prior to the first OSX version.


I just wish they would eventually get drag n drop menu/toolbar management working even half ass right in Gnome.

Haven't used Gnome in a while. Please explain.

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my xp desktop...
by wd850 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:41 UTC
wd850
Member since:
2009-05-20

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8205/desktopm.png

Has not changed for 5+ years at least. Black colour as bg, windows classic theme, 1920x1200 is resolution.

Edited 2010-12-31 22:50 UTC

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RE: my xp desktop...
by KrustyVader on Sat 1st Jan 2011 17:42 UTC in reply to "my xp desktop..."
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

Great background for you desktop!...

My main desktop run Slackware, but my Windows machines has that same background since Win95.

Edited 2011-01-01 17:44 UTC

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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

My desktops are always very vanilla and quite often messy, thus nothing to be proud of ;)

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

That's why you have a cleanup folder on the Desktop to put stuff in when taking screenshots for OSNews ;)

You could call it "Notes" or "Assorted files" or "Docs" :p

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Ubuntu 10.10 with Medibuntu blended in
by @JosephBorne on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:58 UTC
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2010-12-31

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2530/screenshotdl.png

I'm using Awn and a significant number of screenlets.
Monitors are two HPw2408's spanned.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Doesn't that high number of "screenlets" (didn't even know that word before reading your comment) have a performance impact?
More importantly, who's that pretty face?

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merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

That's Quorra from Tron Legacy (interpreted by Olivia Wilde).

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Comment by Roan
by Roan on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
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I am currently using Xubuntu 10.04 and its default wallpaper. The dock/panel configuration is from an earlier xfce install on Debian. The window manager is using the "Aguamelon" theme.
http://www.justjohnnyweb.net/~roan/Desktop-Xubuntu10.04.png

This is running on a my cutting edge Dell Dimension 2350 with 512MB RAM and an Nvidia FX5500 PCI card.

Edited 2010-12-31 23:11 UTC

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Ubuntu 10.10
by Anonymous Coward on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:18 UTC
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2006-01-21

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4894/screenshotlzp.png

ubuntu 10.10
Ambiance Blue with Faenza-Dark icons desktop image from
gNewSense art team page

Edited 2010-12-31 23:35 UTC

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Ubuntu 10.10
by ngaio on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:37 UTC
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2005-10-06

http://damonlynch.net/images/desktop2010.jpg

The location is Alexander lake, Tajikistan - a very beautiful mountain lake.

Strangely, the Gnome panel is on one desktop, and docky on another. I didn't figure out how to have them appear together.

Sorry the jpeg is somewhat overly compressed.

This is on a Lenovo T400s. I'm very pleased with the excellent Linux support on Thinkpads.

Edited 2010-12-31 23:39 UTC

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Think Debian.
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:52 UTC
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2006-12-05

Imagine Debian Squeeze / Testing (6.0) in its current state (running GNOME). Now imagine that not a single thing visually has been changed--not even the wallpaper.

Yep, that's my desktop. No screenshot required; it's nothing special.

I've been noticing that despite having collected a shitload of wallpapers, I have been using them less and less. Mostly because I don't feel like wasting the time looking through them, and the fact that I never actually *see* my desktop anymore anyway. For example, right now, Firefox is taking up almost the entire left half of the screen and some of the right, GNOME Terminal is taking the remaining space on the left side of the screen (being mostly covered by Firefox), and Geany is taking nearly the entire right half of the screen (again, being partially covered by Firefox).

I changed the font view settings (too much hinting kills it for me) and adjusted the DPI to suit my monitor (from 96 to 99), but for the most part, the defaults are intact; including the Clearlooks theme which, while I do tend to prefer darker themes, is clean enough and I see no need to change it. Though I might eventually (bright white and other colors do tend to give me a headache and get on my nerves after a while, and Clearlooks is a bit too bright for my tastes--but most of the dark themes I've tried have glaring annoyances or parts that are hard to see due to poor contrast in the design).

Oh, and I have installed and am using the set of fonts Microsoft included with Windows; the two standouts are Lucida Console which I use for the terminal emulator, and the third-party Fixedsys Excelsor which I use in all text editors. [Am I the only one who just loves Fixedsys?]

My biggest mistake was probably deciding to get a monitor of 1680x1050 resolution; I should've got 1920x1200 at the very least to be safe. This thing is actually a step back from my previous CRT 1600x1200 monitor/resolution configuration, especially when it comes to vertical space. Next time, I'll know.

Edited 2011-01-01 00:00 UTC

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RE: Think Debian.
by vivainio on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:06 UTC in reply to "Think Debian."
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2008-12-26

I changed the font view settings (too much hinting kills it for me) and adjusted the DPI to suit my monitor (from 96 to 99)


You just summarized why I like Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu, I never need to adjust fonts in any application. On debian (and at least opensuse), it's the first thing you have to do.

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RE[2]: Think Debian.
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Think Debian."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You just summarized why I like Ubuntu.

On Ubuntu, I never need to adjust fonts in any application. On debian (and at least opensuse), it's the first thing you have to do.

I don't remember exactly how Ubuntu fonts were set up (haven't used it in a while), but I honestly can't think of a single distro that I've tried that needed absolutely *no* font twiddling. I can't even recall Ubuntu's fonts being perfect. But it's a quick and painless setting, which can be done in no time, so I guess that's why I can't remember: something that takes only about 20 seconds to do and is done only once is not something that I easily remember. Neither is something I never had to do in the first place though...

I recall Xfce being a breeze to change font/DPI settings as well, but I'm not sure about KDE. I know for sure I went through hell trying to find KDE4's DPI settings before giving up when I found that it didn't have any and that xorg.conf had to be edited (or created) manually, but I don't remember what its font config in general was like. I'm not too crazy about KDE's configuration system either; it's (to me) illogical and somewhat difficult to navigate.

Default font configurations seem, to me, very similar across distros. It's usually changing those preferences that seems to vary widely between distros.

Edited 2011-01-01 02:04 UTC

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Mac OS X 10.6.5 on a Mac Pro
by codejockey on Fri 31st Dec 2010 23:54 UTC
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RE: Mac OS X 10.6.5 on a Mac Pro
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X 10.6.5 on a Mac Pro"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What application is that satellite dish + Windows logo in a screen for?

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RE[2]: Mac OS X 10.6.5 on a Mac Pro
by Volt on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Mac OS X 10.6.5 on a Mac Pro"
Volt Member since:
2006-06-23

That's Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client.

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Always Interesting
by izomiac on Sat 1st Jan 2011 00:02 UTC
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2006-07-26

I look forward to this "filler" every year. Here, people's desktops tend to vary a bit more than your standard wallpaper + color scheme. I am a little surprised to see no alternate windows shells yet this year.

Sadly, I've got nothing too interesting to contribute as I just got a new SSD, so my laptop only has a http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9084/desktopmy.jpg">day-old at the moment.

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eComstation 2.0!
by CraigM71 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 00:44 UTC
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2011-01-01

My favorite OS, eComstation 2.0, enjoy!

http://www.bluenexus.net/images/StrongHold%20eCS2%20desktop...

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RE: eComstation 2.0!
by frajo on Tue 4th Jan 2011 10:14 UTC in reply to "eComstation 2.0!"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

My favorite OS, eComstation 2.0, enjoy!

You are not the only one. ;)

Here's my minimalistic version of eCS 2.0:
http://rolofs.net/album/scr/ecs20-20110104d.png

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Ubuntu Goodness
by BeOSJim on Sat 1st Jan 2011 00:46 UTC
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2010-01-20

Ubuntu 10.10 with Docky as a toolbar on the left side of the screen, 1920x1200.

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1473/screenshotresized.png

I am using the Faenza-Variants icons with a wallpaper I found somewhere online. Folders on the right and mounted drives on the left.

I haven't changed this setup for a few month's now. I like the toolbar on the side as it gives me more vertical space for documents or browser windows.

Core2Duo 8400 / 8 GB RAM / 512 MB nVidia 8500 / etc

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My Workplace & Playspace
by evoshroom on Sat 1st Jan 2011 00:47 UTC
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2011-01-01
Here is mine
by motang on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:00 UTC
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Member since:
2008-03-27

Ubuntu 10.10 with Docky on the left and one panel at the top.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5403/desktopjan112.png

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KDE 4.6 rc1
by steampoweredlawn on Sat 1st Jan 2011 01:58 UTC
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2006-09-27

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu238/steampoweredlawngnome/scre...

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu238/steampoweredlawngnome/scre...

There are hidden panels at the bottom and right edges, for task management and quick launch, respectively.

Hardware is nothing too special.

KDE 4.6 RC1 running on Kubuntu 11.04 x86_64

Core i3 2.93GHz, running at 3.60GHz
4 GB DDR3 1333
Intel DH55TC Motherboard
BFG GeForce GTX-285 1024 MB factory OC, 260.19.29 driver
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD
Samsung 7200RPM 250 GB HDD for storage

EDIT: PB resized images, native resolution is 1920x1080

Edited 2011-01-01 02:01 UTC

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A Ordinary One...
by kuanyui on Sat 1st Jan 2011 02:33 UTC
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2011-01-01

An ordinary one...I'm merely a normal user.
Ubuntu9.04+GNOME2.30.2
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2541/screenshotmt.png

Edited 2011-01-01 02:39 UTC

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Mine
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 1st Jan 2011 03:50 UTC
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Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm so tired from the parties - 05:00 here :s. My desktops?

Imagine a standard Windows 7 desktop, and a standard Mac OS X desktop with the dock on the right-hand side of the screen.

There.

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Comment by GenBlood
by GenBlood on Sat 1st Jan 2011 03:50 UTC
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Member since:
2006-07-05

Here is a screen capture of my desktop. I'm running
Gentoo AMD64 gnome build with a custom wallpaper.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l304/genblood/Gentoo-SS-061210.pn...

Also, Happy New Year too ... ;)

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My Desktops
by jdt2k5 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 04:00 UTC
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RE: My Desktops
by dylansmrjones on Sat 1st Jan 2011 12:00 UTC in reply to "My Desktops"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Niiice gentoo desktop ;)

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It is sad but true
by gods_design on Sat 1st Jan 2011 04:21 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

I look at my Blackberry Screen a while lot more than I do my desktop. I have done everything from email to code from it. So here is my desktop on my Blackberry Curve 8900...

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uTXrmWxryGAlt3ySwDbArw?feat=di...

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RE: Linux Mint 9
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 10:07 UTC in reply to "Linux Mint 9"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

What program is that that you're using for the world day/night time map at the bottom-left corner of the screen? Is it just some simple desktop widget (looks like it to me, but still looks better than most Linux programs of the type I've seen)?

I'd like to find something comparable to the open-source Windows program HomePlanet (http://www.fourmilab.ch/homeplanet/) but I have yet to find an equivalent in Linux... the closest I've came to is GNOME's date/time drop-down menu, which is quite low on features and pretty ugly.

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RE[2]: Linux Mint 9
by fukudasan on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux Mint 9"
fukudasan Member since:
2006-06-04

That's Sunclock:

http://www.linux.org/apps/AppId_7208.html

Should be in any Linux distro repository - been using it for years under Mandrake/Mandriva.

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RE[3]: Linux Mint 9
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux Mint 9"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

That's Sunclock:

http://www.linux.org/apps/AppId_7208.html

Should be in any Linux distro repository - been using it for years under Mandrake/Mandriva.

Thanks... I just looked it up in Debian's (testing) repository and it was there. It seems to have a decent number of features, but the UI seems really weird and awkward to me. The default maps are pretty cool though (especially the timezone one--shows how the various timezones actually coinside with sunrise/sunset).

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Inspiring!
by Valhalla on Sat 1st Jan 2011 07:36 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-24

Some very inspiring desktops out there, here's mine:

Clean
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3605/cleanc.png

Busy with me doing some 3d sculpting in Blender
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9915/busyi.png

Running Arch Linux, with Openbox, Cairo composite manager/dock.

Reply Score: 2

NookColor
by whorider on Sat 1st Jan 2011 07:56 UTC
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Member since:
2009-03-20

NookColor: Rooted, Android 2.1

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1602248/11-01-01-3.png


Home PC: LMDE x64

Edited 2011-01-01 07:59 UTC

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Fluxbox, Gentoo
by discovery on Sat 1st Jan 2011 08:55 UTC
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2010-09-26

Here is my simple Fluxbox window manager with gkrellm and conky on Gentoo ;)

http://i51.tinypic.com/24l3rih.png

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Tiny Desktop
by Lava_Croft on Sat 1st Jan 2011 10:23 UTC
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2006-12-24

http://lcd.satgnu.net/pics/n900/Screenshot-20110101-111825.png

Maemo5 PR1.3 running on the Nokia N900.
Pleego Blue theme from the Black Plastic Theme pack.
Background by Studio Tord Boontje.

Edited 2011-01-01 10:25 UTC

Reply Score: 1

RE: Tiny Desktop
by Calipso on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:09 UTC in reply to "Tiny Desktop"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

love it! Can't wait for some meego phones to come out.

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My AmigaOS 4 Setup
by KalElFr on Sat 1st Jan 2011 10:35 UTC
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Member since:
2010-10-02

Here is my Workbench for you :
http://amiga-ng.org/resources/Grab010111.jpg

Running on an AmigaOne G4 1Ghz, 1GB Ram, Radeon 9000 Pro (AGP), 2 Hard Disks (80GB on IDE and 1,5TB on a SATA card).

Enjoy ! :-)

Reply Score: 2

my laptop
by burshki on Sat 1st Jan 2011 10:52 UTC
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2011-01-01

Lenovo Y550 running Slackware64 13.1 with XFCE

http://d.imagehost.org/0346/screenshot-01012011.png" http://d.i...

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RE: my laptop
by livebrain on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 10:52 UTC in reply to "my laptop"
livebrain Member since:
2011-01-02

i like your conky. the litle raining cloud looks cool.

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RE: my laptop
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:18 UTC in reply to "my laptop"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

99 days of uptime? do you ever turn it off?

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Ubuntu Lucid + Shiki-Dust + Lucidity
by imtiaz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 11:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

My Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) desktop with Shiki-Dust theme and Lucidity icons.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ir005/5311521181/

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My desktop, gentoo+gnome 2.30
by dylansmrjones on Sat 1st Jan 2011 11:44 UTC
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2005-10-02

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/dylansmrjones/gentoo-scrsh...

Linux 2.6.34-gentoo-r12 #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 5000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux.

The mobo is a somewhat shitty ASUS M2A-VM HDMI, 4 GB of RAM, an external ATI Radeon HD 3450 (rather than the internal onboard sh..tuff), and a 500 GB harddisk and a smaller 320 GB harddisk.

The OS is gentoo GNU/Linux with Gnome 2.30 and obviously Compiz Fusion. It's one of the few funny (read: from ~amd64) things I allow on my system. Apart of course using an adapted Oxygen icon set.

I've also got Windows Server 2008 installed, but why bother with that? Same background image, acquired from deviantart, but different OS, different icons - but pretty much the same software stack above the OS.

EDIT: changed picture.

Edited 2011-01-01 11:49 UTC

Reply Score: 2

v Why this pool?
by dulus on Sat 1st Jan 2011 12:13 UTC
RE: Why this pool?
by lucas_maximus on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:54 UTC in reply to "Why this pool?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

MacOSX and Gnome work fundamentally different, so it can never be MacOSX.

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RE: Why this pool?
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:58 UTC in reply to "Why this pool?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

This trolling is getting old, you know...

Edited 2011-01-01 13:58 UTC

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Desktop and hardware
by joef on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:22 UTC
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2005-12-29

Here's my entry. The photo is by NASA. I'm running Openbox on Slackware64 13.1 with fbpanel and gkrellm, which run all the time. The machine is a Dell Precision M65 with 1920x1200 resolution. I've had the machine for several months, and it's a very nice machine. However, I'm about to take over the wife's 13" MacBook Pro. It'll be interesting getting Slackware running on that.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Desktop and hardware
by joef on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:05 UTC in reply to "Desktop and hardware"
joef Member since:
2005-12-29
%GENERIC_WIN7_DESKTOP%
by Lion on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:22 UTC
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Member since:
2007-03-22

http://teh.geek.nz/pictures/screenshots/win7.201101020212.png
I'm a fan of wallpapers that look like actual wallpaper.

Edited 2011-01-01 13:41 UTC

Reply Score: 1

Mine
by IvoLimmen on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:38 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/760987/Desktop/Desktop-2010-01-01.png

Pretty default setup.

Running Unbuntu 10.10 (and Windows 7 Ultra) on a Intel Quad Core Q6700, 8GB, 2 x Samsung 320 GB Spinpoint F1, 1 x Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint F1.

Reply Score: 1

forgot the second question
by spikeb on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:49 UTC
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2006-01-18

The rise of smartphones was something I was a part of. It made the internet a constant companion and an extremely useful, more so than ever before, tool.

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Changes to my habits thanks to my Nexus One
by Lion on Sat 1st Jan 2011 13:54 UTC
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Member since:
2007-03-22

- Facebook updates are now made by tweeting.
- My addressbook is immaculate in gmail as this syncs to the phone.
- Arguments are settled at the time thanks to ubiquitous internet.
- QR codes are of interest to me now.
- I stopped using MSN Messenger as I am always on Google Chat.

Reply Score: 1

Funtoo + Kde
by ventejuy on Sat 1st Jan 2011 14:31 UTC
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2009-12-29

Showing Funtoo, Kde 4.4.5 and Firefox with Classic Compact theme:
http://ventejuy.es/captura/escritorio.png

Edited 2011-01-01 14:32 UTC

Reply Score: 1

Crunchbang on HP Mini
by challo27 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 14:33 UTC
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2011-01-01
KDE4 desktop twinview
by RshPL on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:08 UTC
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2009-03-13

http://tinyurl.com/32sdanw
openSUSE 11.3 - KDE 4.5 - AMD Phenom X2

Reply Score: 1

RE: KDE4 desktop twinview
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:40 UTC in reply to "KDE4 desktop twinview"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

what is that widget on the right side with monitoring info? Is it standard KDE?

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RE[2]: KDE4 desktop twinview
by RshPL on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE4 desktop twinview"
RshPL Member since:
2009-03-13

I think it is a standard system monitor, I don't recall installing anything new of that sort.

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Debian Lenny Plus Fvwm
by zizban on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:13 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

An Acer 5515 running Debian Lenny. Fvwm configured to look like 4Dwm, Rox filer with Iris icons. In the bottom left, stalonetray.

http://img213.imageshack.us/i/fvwm4dwm.png/

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RE: Debian Lenny Plus Fvwm
by pica on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:50 UTC in reply to "Debian Lenny Plus Fvwm"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

FVWM -- a blast from the past

I used that WM from 1994 to 2000 on my i486 based PC. In 2000 I replaced that PC by a Sun Blade 100. Since then I am using mainly Gnome.

BTW, that Sun Blade 100 is still serving well as a home server.

Linux hummingbird 2.6.26-2-sparc64 #1 Thu Nov 25 04:11:08 UTC 2010 sparc64

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
You have new mail.
Last login: Thu Dec 30 14:57:25 2010 from fractal.local
pica@hummingbird:~$


pica

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RE[2]: Debian Lenny Plus Fvwm
by zizban on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Debian Lenny Plus Fvwm"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

I like Fvwm a lot. It took me forever to get the config I like and the most productive environment I've used.

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Plain and simple
by FealDorf on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:23 UTC
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Member since:
2008-01-07

http://imgur.com/8QXpQ

I like a minimalistic desktop ^_^

Reply Score: 1

RE: Plain and simple
by sorpigal on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 14:06 UTC in reply to "Plain and simple"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

You call that minimal? Try mine:

http://fraglimit.net/~collin/stuff/laptop-current.png

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my temp desktop
by ThelVadumee on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:53 UTC
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Member since:
2011-01-01

http://yfrog.com/h2em8lvj
http://yfrog.com/h80zkrj
my current temp desktop is win7 but im going to install haiku os later

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MacOS 10.6.5, MBP2010
by toast88 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 15:56 UTC
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Member since:
2009-09-23

http://i.imgur.com/SVXEk.jpg

Just a normal OSX installation on a mid-2010 MBP 13" =).

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My Win XP
by ghostdawg on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:04 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-31

I'm a linux diehard fan but my C2D system died on me...

http://img805.imageshack.us/i/myxpdesktop.png/

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Hardware
by ghostdawg on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:07 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-31

I forgot to mention I'm currently running for my desktop an old IBM Netvista 1.2ghz, 512mb and 20gb drive!

Reply Score: 1

Comment by B.Jay
by B.Jay on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
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Member since:
2011-01-01

Just registered to post (after years of just following the site) ...

Desktop screenshot: http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9869/screenshotjt.png

Linux Mint 9 - Panel on bottom is Awn (Applets from left to right are: Cairo Menu, Show Desktop, DockbarX, Notification Area, Indicator Area, Weather, Digital Clock, SlickSwitcher, Garbage)

System: AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD5570, 160GB HDD for /boot, /, swap, /home) and a 400GB HDD for data and VMs.

Background image is a Poser render a friend did for me (after I complained that there are no decent Major Kusanagi walls out there).

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RE: Comment by B.Jay
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by B.Jay"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

there's nothing to be seen on this link. The image is smaller than a post stamp.

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RE[2]: Comment by B.Jay
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by B.Jay"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

The image is visible. I don't know why it initially appeared as a tiny thumbnail.

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RE: Comment by B.Jay
by dakohli on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by B.Jay"
dakohli Member since:
2010-12-30

I really like Mint. I wasn't going to switch to Mint 10, but then I did. So far I like what I see. Not too many changes, but I like the default scheme:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot2.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot1.png

Dave

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RE[2]: Comment by B.Jay
by B.Jay on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by B.Jay"
B.Jay Member since:
2011-01-01

Yeah, the default themes of Mint 9 and 10 look great (IMO it's a shame they've gone away from the nice default dark theme in Mint 10) and it's so refreshing that the default UI setup is free of "Shuttleworth improvements" (like window buttons on the top left) - but that's another topic entirely.

At any rate, I came to prefer the combo of Awn / DockBarX over Gnome panel and I like to stay with LTS releases.

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The antidesktop: dwm & chrome & xterm
by pmarin on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:51 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-30

Difficult to call it a "Desktop"
http://i.imgur.com/GNLUL.png

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A bit late but...
by Soulbender on Sat 1st Jan 2011 17:23 UTC
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2005-08-18
RE: A bit late but...
by dylansmrjones on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:30 UTC in reply to "A bit late but..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You're forgiven ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: A bit late but...
by nt_jerkface on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:12 UTC in reply to "A bit late but..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

That Chrome icon is so much nicer than the default clown colors.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cole007/2824810438/

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RE[2]: A bit late but...
by Neolander on Sat 1st Jan 2011 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE: A bit late but..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

That Chrome icon is so much nicer than the default clown colors.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cole007/2824810438/

In fact, it's that of Chromium, the open-source variant of Chrome.

EDIT : Here it is, if you know how to convert it to .ico or whatever else is used for Windows icons now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chromium_Logo.svg

Edited 2011-01-01 23:23 UTC

Reply Score: 1

Almost the same from last years
by biffuz on Sat 1st Jan 2011 17:34 UTC
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Member since:
2006-03-27

My desktop hasn't changed that much since last year. Same machine, same OS (OSX 10.6 on Aluminum MacBook, absolutely love both of them).

http://www.biffuz.it/misc/screenshot20110101.jpg

Using same wallpaper since 2004 (the character is Lyla Lay from PKNA, an old Italian Disney comic). Only thing that changed is that I'm moving from SeaMonkey Mail to Apple Mail, Contacts, and iCal, which I can sync with my new LG Optimus One (Android 2.2).
I also have XP on Bootcamp and Haiku a2 in VMWare on this machine.


My desktop (C2Q 3.0) is currently out of service (broken motherboard) and runs Win7, mostly for games.

My work notebook is a pretty much stock XP, it isn't worth a screenshot.

My netbook (MSI Wind U100+) is a pretty much stock XP + a pretty much stock Ubuntu 8.something + a pretty much stock Haiku a2.

I have also an old notebook (Dell Latitude C610) running Windows 98, BeOS R5 and ZETA 1.2. I may put also Haiku and Linux on it as soon as I find a 2nd HDD tray for it.

... and a Thinkpad 365XD still running the factory installation of Windows 95. Never formatted in 9 years of use before it got replaced.


And I can't believe I clicked on every single link in this thread!!!!

Edited 2011-01-01 17:40 UTC

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On my recently-acquired purchase
by supercharles on Sat 1st Jan 2011 17:43 UTC
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Member since:
2005-08-19

That's my laptop, it's a Dell XPS 16, running the latest stable Gnome on Arch Linux:
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3617/laptop4osnews.png

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Linux+XMonad
by sbenitezb on Sat 1st Jan 2011 18:11 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-22

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2207/busyn.png
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1631/clean.png

Not much to see. Arch linux+xmonad+mostly console stuff.

Edited 2011-01-01 18:11 UTC

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Windows 7 with second screen
by _Wannes_ on Sat 1st Jan 2011 20:16 UTC
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Member since:
2010-12-29

This is my desktop, running on a Compaq Presario CQ61 (4Gb RAM; 500 Gb Hard drive; 15.6" screen, 1366x768) with Windows 7. Attached to it is a LG E22500V-PN (22" screen, 1920x1080, with lovely pink powerlight ;) ).

I personally like my desktop clean. Only 2 items on the desktop, with top priority (working on my HTML-skills and my thesis), and a number of sticky notes.

A question for the OSnews-readers: I'm currently using yahoo-widgets with JC Sticky Deluxe. I haven't found any other widget so good for post-its, it can be resized, only displays the text, instead of a bar on the top that cannot be used, and so on... Does anyone know a better alternative? I'm trying to keep my computer as clean as possible.

<a href="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4427/showusyourdesktop.jpg">...

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RE: Windows 7 with second screen
by _Wannes_ on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "Windows 7 with second screen"
_Wannes_ Member since:
2010-12-29

In case anyone wants to know what the picture is: Cape Blanc Nez in France.

And in respond to the mobile OS-question: I only use a simple Nokia to SMS and a call from time to time. I am following the evolution of iOS, Android, MeeGO and Symbian, but its not my cup of tea (yet).

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Comment by bluehazed
by bluehazed on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:02 UTC
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RE: Comment by bluehazed
by motang on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 00:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by bluehazed"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

Cave Story is an awesome game!

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My favorite background
by nt_jerkface on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:08 UTC
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Member since:
2009-08-26

http://lolpics.se/2792-hell-yeah

It's hard to have a bad day when that kid is on your background.

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My Desktop
by REM2000 on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:17 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

http://img442.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20110101at221.png/

My Main Setup

An iMac 20" Core2 Duo 2GHZ 4GB RAM
Various FW800 and a couple of USB2 HDD's

Few links to Fallout Vega's Wiki as im making my way through it.

The Mac's getting on a bit, i got it in 2007 however it still does everything i need, video compression (with an Elgato Turbo HW compression). Media management, info etc.. It's my main home machine.

I do have a Dell Quad Core Win7 x64 machine but thats mainly for VM's and games, and a couple of mac laptops.

I wanna get a cheap laptop so i can stick Ubuntu 10.10 on it.

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My addition.
by judgen on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:36 UTC
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Member since:
2006-07-12

Looks a lot like windows 3.* but it is XP x64.

https://sites.google.com/site/judgen/_/rsrc/1292421493560/mozillaplu...

Reply Score: 3

RE: My addition.
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 1st Jan 2011 22:38 UTC in reply to "My addition."
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

Not the hotdog stand theme?

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RE: My addition.
by sorpigal on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 12:54 UTC in reply to "My addition."
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Interesting, but I must say it doesn't look much like 3.x apart from the choice of background. Would it really kill you to change the WM theme to be like 3.1? I know I did it with windowblinds long ago, it's got to still be possible.

Reply Score: 2

Here
by Tuxie on Sat 1st Jan 2011 23:00 UTC
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2009-04-22
RE: Here
by Kroc on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 09:00 UTC in reply to "Here"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I made a large set of C64 boot wallpapers here: http://camendesign.com/are_you_ready

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Earth Desk, Mac Pro
by kristoph on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 00:16 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-01

My desktop is simply earthdesk (from Xeric) with one monitor tracking the sunrise and the other is positioned over my home town.

I use a Mac Pro, quad xeon, 10 gb of RAM, dual 24" monitors (and an air display to my iPad). I happen to have a couple of those machines (one in my home office and one in my office).

I also have a 2010 mac mini with 8gb of RAM and 256gb SSD. The irony is that, because of the SSD, the mini feels much snappier then my xenon even though its cpu is like 2 years old.

I've got a laptop also but as I no longer travel much I use it very rarely (my IPad, in contrast, is used like 10 hours a day).

K

K



K

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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 02:22 UTC
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Member since:
2009-02-11

Anyone else noticed that by 2010 standards this would be #3 in popularity? (214 comments atm, including this one)

It's really nice to see the OSNews community at work and willing to share.

89 more posts for #1 people!

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My desktop
by djohnston on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 02:49 UTC
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Member since:
2006-04-11

http://i56.tinypic.com/25ja6hl.jpg

PcLinuxOS 2010 with e17 desktop.

Reply Score: 1

RE: My desktop
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:01 UTC in reply to "My desktop"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

what is that monitoring gadget on the right side of the screen? I've seen it in a lot of screenshots posted in this topic but.

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MorphOS 2.7
by gleng on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 04:27 UTC
gleng
Member since:
2006-02-16

Not much going on, but here's mine: http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/783/grabc.png

It's MorphOS 2.7 running on a 1.33GHz PowerPC Mac mini with 1GB of RAM and a 160Gb hard drive.

EDIT: Bonus Topaz font on the desktop! ;)

Edited 2011-01-02 04:29 UTC

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Nice and spare
by fukudasan on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 11:34 UTC
fukudasan
Member since:
2006-06-04

I like a dark, sparse desktop:

http://s1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd440/manganeseuk/Computer/?act...

Edited 2011-01-02 11:35 UTC

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RE: Nice and spare
by fukudasan on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 12:43 UTC in reply to "Nice and spare"
fukudasan Member since:
2006-06-04

Forgot - theme is green (Ghost), here's something with a few windoze open, KDE actually in 4.4.3 due to Mandriva, system is Intel Core Duo, very minimal but does everything I want (and I built it myself).

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd440/manganeseuk/Computer/Term...

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Happy new year
by rub3nmv on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 11:45 UTC
rub3nmv
Member since:
2009-07-27

I change themes and wallpapers very often, but this one is my favourite:

http://ubuntuone.com/p/WHf/

Elementary theme + faenza variants cuppertino icons, and the background image is "Somewhere far away" from the elementary wallpapers pack.

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january 2011
by Elnahir on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 12:31 UTC
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Member since:
2009-02-02

http://i.imgur.com/47Ckd.jpg

My ASUS K50IN laptop, Core 2 Duo 2.20GHz, T5900, nVidia GeForce G102M 512MB, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. =)

Icons are courtesy of Mattahan [ http://mattahan.deviantart.com/gallery/ ] and I'm totally in love with them. That guys is amazing. =)

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yet another E17
by nillbug on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 13:50 UTC
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Member since:
2009-09-25

This is my not so special E17. It's a screen shot of virtual desktop2, with a pic of desktop4 in it.

It's powered with an Ubuntu core, courtesy of Bodhi Linux OS.

Installed in a self made box: Gigabyte 965P-DQ6, Core2Duo E6300 and 2Gb ddr2.


http://www.divshare.com/download/13671544-ea1

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RE: yet another E17
by nillbug on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 14:03 UTC in reply to "yet another E17"
nillbug Member since:
2009-09-25

Maybe I was not too clear.
The E17 is great.
What I did meant that's not so special, is my own desktop. ;)

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kubuntu 10.04 kde 4.5.3
by d.marcu on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 14:01 UTC
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Member since:
2009-12-27
My Oz Unity Desktop
by mmesantos1 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 14:20 UTC
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2009-02-03
Win7 w/ SharpEnviro .8 RC1
by Razbo on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 14:53 UTC
Razbo
Member since:
2011-01-02
.
by Icaria on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:16 UTC
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

Dirty: http://ompldr.org/vNnRnNQ/busy.jpg

Clean: http://ompldr.org/vNnRnNg/clean.jpg

Ubuntu minimal, Xfce, Compiz, xdotool scripts bound to keyboard shortcuts for window tiling.

All fonts liberally nicked from the Mac, my own GTK+ and Emerald themes, Icons are Eikon 2 derived, wallpaper is just something from wallbase.net. Half those apps have had the fat trimmed from their UIs either before or after compiling.

System is an old Athlon 2800+ w/ 512mb of RAM, hooked up to a 40" Samsung LCD TV and Yamaha receiver/Krix speakers.

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FreeBSD 8
by vermaden on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:24 UTC
vermaden
Member since:
2006-11-18
RE: FreeBSD 8
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:13 UTC in reply to "FreeBSD 8"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What DWM are you using?

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RE[2]: FreeBSD 8
by vermaden on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE: FreeBSD 8"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

I do not use DWM mate, I use OPENBOX [1] but along with PyTYLE [2] (manual/addon tiling manager).

[1] http://openbox.org
[2] http://pytyle.com

PyTYLE can make that:
-- http://ompldr.org/vNmxvYQ

Into these:
-- http://ompldr.org/vNmxvYg
-- http://ompldr.org/vNmxvYw

... while using 'classic' or should I say not tiling windows manager, that supports wmctrl(1).

Reply Score: 2

RE[3]: FreeBSD 8
by Icaria on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 03:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: FreeBSD 8"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Also try checking out PyWO and xdotool.

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RE[4]: FreeBSD 8
by vermaden on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: FreeBSD 8"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Thanks mate, I will try them in some free time.

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my poor desktop...
by csynt on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:05 UTC
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2006-03-19

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1821/alphai.jpg

DECwindows Motif on ALPHAServer ;-}

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RE: my poor desktop...
by sbenitezb on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "my poor desktop..."
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

I like the font rendering :p

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RE[2]: my poor desktop...
by csynt on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE: my poor desktop..."
csynt Member since:
2006-03-19

Fonts are better than the screen dump, the Print Screen application prints as Postscript, then I had to convert it as 'jpg' (a bit low quality)

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KDE 4.5
by joekiser on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 17:08 UTC
joekiser
Member since:
2005-06-30

Seems a lot of people are running KDE or OSX. I thought there would be more people running alternative OS like Haiku or something. Not as much Gnome as I would have figured either.

BTW what is it with all the anime backgrounds? Would you really look at that over a human female?

http://ompldr.org/vNnRodA

This is it. KDE 4.5 with a KWord open to block out phone numbers on the other sticky note. Actually, I just put this computer for sale and installed fresh Windows 7. My other system is a dual-monitor T41 with Windows XP.

Reply Score: 2

RE: KDE 4.5
by dakohli on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:10 UTC in reply to "KDE 4.5"
dakohli Member since:
2010-12-30

I used to use KDE, back in v2. I Kinda drifted away and shifted from SuSE to Mint back around Mint version 7.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot2.png

I usually rotate desktops, I have a plaid one I was using because I liked the dark colours. But the girls are great too!

Is your Wallpaper live?

Cheers,

Dave

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: KDE 4.5
by joekiser on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE 4.5"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Now that I've married, my wallpapers are seasonal landscapes. Earlier in the season, I had a snow backdrop of a scene I took in Big Bear. On this computer, I haven't changed the background since summer, so it's a tropical picture.

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RE[3]: KDE 4.5
by cmost on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: KDE 4.5"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Now that I've married, my wallpapers are seasonal landscapes...


That sounds a bit mischievous. I'm curious what your wallpapers were before you were married! LOL! ;-)

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RE: KDE 4.5
by Valhalla on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 06:56 UTC in reply to "KDE 4.5"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Seems a lot of people are running KDE or OSX. I thought there would be more people running alternative OS like Haiku or something.

Well, I am dual-booting Linux and Haiku, but since my Haiku desktop looks just like any other Haiku desktop (except for the wallpaper) I didn't see much point in taking a screenshot of it.

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acer l100
by dakohli on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 18:15 UTC
dakohli
Member since:
2010-12-30

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot.png

Acer L100
Athlon 64 x2 (3800)
2 Gb Ram

Pretty much stock.

Linux Mint 10

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Ubuntu Linux 10.10 Dual Monitors
by h1ll37 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 18:42 UTC
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Member since:
2011-01-02

The Screenshot:

http://hillz.me/images/screenshot-for-osnews.png


The Wallpaper:

http://hillz.me/images/fantasy_wallpaper.jpg


More info:

Dell Inspiron D518, 2 gigs of RAM, Dual Core Processor with 2.20 GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT, 250 Gig hard drive.


Used Mostly For:
Programming, Web browsing, IRC, simple games, and every now and then some Call of Duty

Reply Score: 1

ItsJeg
Member since:
2011-01-02

I saw the TRON desktop, and I was so envious ;) that I had to start to make my own. But since I lack the artistic genius, I have to do it with humor, instead... ;)


http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff412/photojeg/MyUbuntu10_04Des...

Edited 2011-01-02 20:05 UTC

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Akira Ubuntu
by martineriksen on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 01:09 UTC
martineriksen
Member since:
2007-04-12

Running Ubuntu 10.10 on a IBM Thinkpad T43p, with the following desktop:
- Gnome
- 6 virtual desktops
- deskbar for easy access of programs, hence no icon clutter http://projects.gnome.org/deskbar-applet
- guake for an easy access shell, as a supplement for a gnome terminal http://guake.org/
- gnome global-menu to give mac style menus, thereby giving me some extra vertical space http://code.google.com/p/gnome2-globalmenu/

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7897/screenshotwux.png

Edit - added the text below

As some might notice, I do not have any applets on the desktop. As I have many windows open while I work, I see no reason as to why I should have something on the desktop I will never see.

Edited 2011-01-03 01:14 UTC

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RE: Akira Ubuntu
by Icaria on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 03:23 UTC in reply to "Akira Ubuntu"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

I get around the 'I can't see the crap on my desktop' issue by using wmctrl scripts to toggle the above hint on my conky and xpad windows. You can also just add a 'Show Desktop' applet to your panel.

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RE[2]: Akira Ubuntu
by martineriksen on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 05:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Akira Ubuntu"
martineriksen Member since:
2007-04-12

Thank you for the hint, but I have always found that not putting things on the desktop is the way to go. I have shortcuts in the Places menu for the most important. Editors typically have directory or project viewers embedded within.

Regarding viewing various system monitor data applets, like Conky. I do not feel the need to relentlessly monitor my system all the time. If I feel the system performance degrade, I will monitor my system. This is done with a combination of using the Hardware Monitor applet in the panel and top in a shell. Since I have been using the same computer for +4 years, I have a pretty good feel for when something is not performing correctly.

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RE[3]: Akira Ubuntu
by Icaria on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Akira Ubuntu"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

I'm running on pretty merge hardware, with pretty small partitions and pretty crap ADSL, so I find monitoring my system is pretty important but for that, I use conky's 'panel' window type, rather than using conky like a 'gadget'. With 18 pixels reserved at the bottom of the screen, I can always see filesystem usage, network activity, ISP data quota usage, CPU activity and memory usage. I don't have to disrupt my workflow at all, to figure out when/what something is awry.

The only crap I keep on the desktop itself is my xpad sticky notes (if I just used a text editor, I'd never remember to check it) and a conky news ticker for a few rapidly updating feeds I just keep a general eye on (my news reader proper is so full, it's barely responsive). It's not the most elegant solution but I can't figure out any alternatives. Any ideas?

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RE[4]: Akira Ubuntu
by martineriksen on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Akira Ubuntu"
martineriksen Member since:
2007-04-12

This is why I love Open Source, different requirements drive us toward different solutions.

To be perfectly honest, I have after many years of trying still not found an elegant solution to the note/news problem that has good desktop integration.

Notes:
I started using a personal Wiki on my server, as I wanted to be able to access my notes everywhere. It was fine for more heavy long term notes, but it is bad for the day to day quick notes. But I still wanted my daily notes to be portable. I settled in the end for TomBoy, which has good support for sync. Now I just need the sync to work to my andoid phone.

News:
I use Google Reader for most of my news needs, but I do not use anything the works as a ticker. Now and then when I need a break, I have a routine of surfing various sites to see what is new. Those sites have frequent updates, such Slashdot or local news sites.
Goodle Reader then helps me to keep track of those sites that I do not visit in that rutine, which do not have frequent updates, such as various blogs.

Reply Score: 1

GNUstep
by greygandalf on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 11:02 UTC
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Member since:
2008-04-07

As a developer, I obviously run GNUstep+WindowMaker on a variety of machines. Typically FreeBSD on my workstation. Or on Gentoo or Debian (on my Netbook a Toshiba NB100, shown here in the screenshot connected to a 22" monitor).

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4TJfaVrgjAU/TOD8FUxH7VI/AAAAAAAAAL4/QcaeV...

Rarer platforms are available to, Solaris on SPARC or GNU/HURD on x86. Of course with GNUstep.

Typically I have of course many more applications open, like Terminal.app, Gorm.app or ProjectCenter, as can be seen here (same setup as above):

http://www.gnustep.org/experience/images/projectcenter-060.png

I also develop and test and have general web usage on my faithful PowerBook g4 15" running 10.4 and even the ol' iBook g3 with 10.3. I'm not very fond of newer Mac versions and about the intel switch... My goal is to perfect GNUstep more and more to be able to use it.

Reply Score: 1

RE: GNUstep
by sorpigal on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 12:49 UTC in reply to "GNUstep"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Good to see another person working in a traditional WM environment. Too many people these days don't know how to operate outside of GNOME or KDE.

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Desktop
by daedalus8 on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 11:11 UTC
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Member since:
2008-03-10
I'd show mine, but....
by sorpigal on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 12:47 UTC
sorpigal
Member since:
2005-11-02

Except for the wallpaper my desktop looks just the same as it did last time (and the time before that).

Imagine this: E16, Bluesteel, gkrellm, enlightenment's pager. No icons or other widgets. Gkrellm and pager located anchored to the top-right corner of the screen, pager on top, consuming 64px of width.

This is the exact same setup that I've been using since I switched to E16 in 2002. Prior to that I had a similar setup in GNOME 1.4 (both with sawfish and E16 as WMs), with the GNOME launcher bar aligned right and its pager embedded. Prior to that I used Windows and had LiteStep installed with (you guessed it) the LiteStep pager top-right and a bunch of monitors below that. In LiteStep I even used a port of the Bluesteel theme; in fact, that's why I switched to Enlightenment initially--I wanted my theme back and sawfish didn't have a good bluesteel.

All told I've been using this arrangement since 1997 and don't see myself changing soon. I experiment constantly with new themes, window managers and (to the extent possible) DEs, but I've yet to find anything that I like better.

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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 16:02 UTC
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Member since:
2007-11-24
RE: Comment by Stephen!
by _Wannes_ on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
_Wannes_ Member since:
2010-12-29

That sure is a small screen to work on. I would imagine to see a touch-based OS, not PCLinuxOS. Is that even enjoyable looking at such a little screen? There's even more chrome than actual content ;)

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Tiling on the netbook
by gan17 on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 20:35 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03
My Salix with a lightsaber
by 2501 on Tue 4th Jan 2011 02:24 UTC
2501
Member since:
2005-07-14

Simple desktop showing Salix OS ...jedi edition :-)
-t

http://files.myopera.com/gs2501/albums/68868/2011-01-04-201002_1024...

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Comment by Calvin
by Calvin on Tue 4th Jan 2011 03:56 UTC
Calvin
Member since:
2005-07-14

I'm too late to show off, but I'm pretty proud. I took the google youtube python class and wrote the scripts for geektool myself. I keep my desktop clean by adding a junk folder to the dock.

here it is: http://hcfolds.com/eee/osnews/MacGeek.jpg

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