Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 18:00 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A long time ago, we asked everyone to show their desktops, and we figured it would be nice, on this (for me) cold and dreary Monday to do that all over again, over two years later. The questions remain the same: cluttered or clean? Icons or no icons? Dual or single panel layout in GNOME? How free-form is your Plasma desktop? Are there any real computer users in here (as in, using CDE)? Read on for my own two desktops.
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The BeOS, still...
by nmalth on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 11:34 UTC
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http://homepages.caverock.net.nz/~kh/Screen.png

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

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

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

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