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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My desktop setup...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 00:16 UTC
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2006-12-05

http://i44.tinypic.com/20gdzza.png

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

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

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

Edited 2009-02-03 00:21 UTC

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