Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2011 22:31 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The last time we did this, it was still 2010, so it's been a while. Since I'm having a hard time finding interesting things to write about today (unless you guys want a story about Apple losing another iPhone prototype at a bar, or about Samsung's god-given quest to launch a tablet/smartphone for each number between 3 and 10), let's do one of those old-fashioned and quaint 'show us your desktop!'-things. I'll start.
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I'm Boring
by Peter Besenbruch on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 00:51 UTC
Peter Besenbruch
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2006-03-13

Here is mine:
http://www.besenbruch.info/osnews/screenshot.png

Thom is thinking of changing to XFCE, I finished changing from KDE3 earlier this year. This is XFCE 4.8 on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), running on a netbook, powering an external monitor.

Note the two versions of Windows, 98 for Bible software, and 2000 for some old astronomy software and Word Perfect 10. The Bible software gets used weekly for my job.

The astronomy software has been replaced by Linux versions. The Word Perfect documents are too complex for LibreOffice to import, but as I never change them, they all had PDF versions made. I haven't run Windows 2000 in over a year.

Two other points: XFCE runs easily with 256 meg. of RAM. It does a great job of launching and running programs. It looks decent.

The wallpaper is a photo I took of a Song Sparrow in the University of Wisconsin - Madison Aboretum, and processed with GIMP.

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