Show me your desktop

Guess what time it is? It’s time to share our desktop screen shots! Wohoo! Go desktop exhibitionism!

We actually did this once before, and several people jumped into the thread and pimped their awesome setups. It also turned out that most of you guys have much better looking setups than I do – mine tend to be basic and stripped down. ;) Which is ok, since it gives you a chance to shine showing off your awesome, themed desktop environment. I’m sure everyone changed their desktop wallpaper and themes since last year (I know I did) – some probably changed computers. So let’s share! I’m going to post just thumbnails below since these tings tend to be big. Tto see the full resolution images you will need to click on the thumb – which should be self explanatory I think. I’m doing this both to save some bandwidth, and also to save you some waiting while the page loads. Cause, you know – I’m on dreamhost so a static text page over here usually loads in a little under 3 minutes – but only during the off peak hours. :P

First up, my Windows desktop. As you can see, I’m running Win XP in classic mode cause the bubbly XP windows decorations kinda piss me off:

My Desktop

Portal love! Who’s with me? Possibly the best game evar!

Next up, the bare bones install of Ubuntu Hardy with Ratpoison on the ancient Compaq. Half the time I actually run it without X, but I figured that a screen shot of a blank tty would be kinda boring.

The Compaq

You have already seen this one the other day when I posted about the setup of this machine but I’m showing it here again to show off the Eva wallpaper.

Finally, here is my work laptop running Kubuntu (Gutsy):

Kubuntu

I keep it simple with the default wallpaper because I use it at work, and sometimes at school. It doesn’t really look very professional to have giant robots, video game related stuff or half naked ladies on your wallpapers so I’m sticking with the basics. Also, I kinda like that KDE theme – simple, subtle, basic and unobtrusive. Perfect for work environments.

Now it’s your turn. Note that I’m not allowing image uploads in the comments, and the img tag is disabled because wide images totally mess up the layout here. So simply link to your image, and if you don’t have a server use imageshack, xs.to or some other free service to upload it and link to it. Let’s see who has the best looking setup around here.

[tags]desktop, wallpaper, screenshot, kubuntu, windows, ratpoison[/tags]

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28 Responses to Show me your desktop

  1. Craig Betts UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Solaris Terminalist says:

    I used a picture of my Hummer after doing a little mud-whomping for my backdrop at work.
    This is a multi-headed system so I left a few apps on the screen to show the dividing line.

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  2. k00pa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    You can find my desktop here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k00pa/2509218268/

    I have made my own wallpaper. :)

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  3. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    @Craig – holly crap! Wide screen is wide. :P Oh, and I initially thought that the wallpaper was some sort of 3D rendered logo of some sort. Very interesting picture.

    @k00pa – wow, nice! How did you make it? I totally suck at photoshop. :(

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  4. Craig Betts UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Solaris Terminalist says:

    Here is a better pic to give you an idea of what my backdrop was taken from:

    LINKY

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  5. pierrotlunaire ARGENTINA Flock Linux says:

    Well,

    I am using KDE 4.devel on Kubuntu 8.04 right now, it looks great and it’s pretty stable too… most of the time

    here

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  6. pierrotlunaire ARGENTINA Flock Linux says:
  7. your link isn’t missing somehow it got added to your “posted using” info

    Please forgive my lack of proper file structure:
    http://www.travismccrea.com/coltraslinuxdesktop.png

    You know the cool part of having your own domain name?

    my single login info is at im.travismccrea.com
    and I can change any file name around and stuff so it works with my name….
    Soon you will have contact.travismccrea.com and everything else… i used to have stalk.travismccrea.com which showed SOME of my emails that were sent to anything @geeksparadox.com (which are most of my emails since that is my return address) and my webcam.

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  8. also I wanted to throw in an awesome picture of me (first and last time drinking) http://www.travismccrea.com/drunkentravis.jpg

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  9. dawn SWITZERLAND Opera Linux says:

    Call me a minimalist:

    my desktop

    The wallpaper is picked randomly by a script every time X is loaded.

    Hey, Luke (it’s hard not to say something like “I’m your grandfather”), do you find these stats on the right of your work laptop screen useful? I’ve seen many screenshots with conky, etc. and I wonder why people like monitoring how their CPU is going or how much memory they use…

    (By the way, when I fill in the anti-spam field then preview the comment, there’s no captcha on the preview page and when I post, it says the anti-spam word is missing. Bug?)

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  10. Hector SPAIN Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    At work I’m using a two-headed ubuntu, side by side with a windows xp laptop.
    The joke is from xkcd.com. I change it from time to time, alternating with Dilbert. BTW Luke, I do use the laptop with the jokes wallpaper at school :-)

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  11. k00pa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    [quote comment="9326"]
    @k00pa – wow, nice! How did you make it? I totally suck at photoshop. :([/quote]

    I made it with gimp using fire filter, it is quite simple. Just select random fractal and zoom/move and render it. Some color changes and it is ready.

    Use this tutorial: http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_GIMP_Fractal_Backgrounds

    Best of my wallpapers are at my homepage if you are interested.

    http://www.pelikoira.net/taustakuvat.php

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  12. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    [quote comment="9329"]Sorry, the link was missing

    http://www.uploadgeek.com/uploads456/4/desktop.png/quote

    Nope, you just didn’t close the a tag. I’m quite amazed how many people get this wrong in the comments here. A link always has to have two parts – the URL (which goes in the href attribute) and the anchor text which goes between <a> tags. :)

    If you use the link quicktag above the text box here, you either have to highlight some text before you press it, or type in some words and hit it for the second time to close the tag.

    [quote post="2512"]my single login info is at im.travismccrea.com
    and I can change any file name around and stuff so it works with my name…[/quote]

    Oh, you’re doing the OpenID thing? You know what pisses me off about that scheme? Everyone and their mom is an OpenID provider but there are like 3 services on the internet that actually are OpenID consumers. Meh..

    [quote post="2512"]Hey, Luke (it’s hard not to say something like “I’m your grandfather”), do you find these stats on the right of your work laptop screen useful? I’ve seen many screenshots with conky, etc. and I wonder why people like monitoring how their CPU is going or how much memory they use…[/quote]

    I know man. I get “I am your father” least once a day, and despite the popular belief it actually doesn’t get funnier with time. :mrgreen:

    As for the CPU monitoring, I like to have it there just for the shits and giggles. I usually only look at it if I’m suspecting the machine is slowing down due to the load. A glance on the desktop let’s me know whether or not some process is eating an unhealthy amount of memory or CPU time so I can investigate and kill it.

    Other than that it kinda looks cool. ;)

    [quote post="2512"]The joke is from xkcd.com. I change it from time to time, alternating with Dilbert.[/quote]

    Hehe, I love xkcd!

    [quote post="2512"]I made it with gimp using fire filter, it is quite simple. Just select random fractal and zoom/move and render it. Some color changes and it is ready.[/quote]

    Nice! Thanks for the tip. I will definitely need to check this out.

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  13. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    [quote post="2512"](By the way, when I fill in the anti-spam field then preview the comment, there’s no captcha on the preview page and when I post, it says the anti-spam word is missing. Bug?)[/quote]

    I disabled CAPTCHA for now just to see if we can live without it.

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  14. gp ARGENTINA Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    here is mine

    im with you in using windows XP classic theme, the teletubbie-like theme sucks

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  15. gp ARGENTINA Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    here is my ubuntu (hardy) one:
    link

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  16. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @gp – Heh, it’s always fun to see Terminally Incoherent on someone else’s screen shot. :)

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  17. Massimiliano ITALY Kazehakase Debian GNU/Linux says:

    Here’s my desktop, with just one icon and IceWM as a window manager: screenshot

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  18. Alphast NETHERLANDS Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    OK. I know it is boring, but jhere is my screen at work:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marelles/2587668766/

    Hope it works, but I am not sure… I’ll get the home one (which is a lot nicer) asap.

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  19. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Hey, berto – how do you like the awesome window manager?

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  20. Alphast NETHERLANDS Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    And here is my home desktop: good old W2K (still working nearly flawlessly, eight years later). The background is a popular cartoon novel cover from a Belgian author.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marelles/2588869913/

    Enjoy!

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  21. ExxonValdeez UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    @dawn: Awesome Arch setup. What wm are you using?

    Here is my Arch desktop. I recently switched from Fedora to Arch and decided to go with Openbox instead of my usual Gnome. The panel is pypanel and obviously the stats on the right are done with conky.

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  22. I think its time for the @reply plugin luke.

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  23. freelancer SWEDEN Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Here’s a dot: .
    Assuming it’s black on your screen aswell, just expand it to 1680×1050 and have a look at my desktop :P

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  24. jambarama UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    On my laptop, Fluxbox, everything on keyboard shortcuts, no junk.
    Link. Heavens I love fluxbox. Right now, excluding firefox, the system is using 32mb of my 1.5gb ram.

    My desktop is Ubuntu with awn & pretty effects. Pretty standard. My work desktop is Vista with a nice widescreen monitor. Nothing unusual there either.

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  25. Adam Kahtava CANADA Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    My desktop – literally it’s the top of my desk… :)

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  26. Just finished installing ubuntu on my iBook so I thought I would post a screen shot… I picked my theme for pure irony.

    http://www.travismccrea.com/images/ibooklinux.png

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