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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Quantum Chemistry Workstation
by chemical_scum on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 01:25 UTC
chemical_scum
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2005-11-02

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

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

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

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

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

Simple eh?

Edited 2009-02-03 01:36 UTC

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