Show Me Your Desktop

I guess it’s that time of year again. Lets compare our desktop wallpapers once again. Just remember that your wallpaper, the icons on your desktop and the apps running in your system tray tell a story about you. So keep in mind that there will be at least one comment in this thread in which someone will say “OMG, I can’t believe you are using XYZ! XYZ sucks!” Or maybe not. Conversations here tend to be way above the level I usually expect from the rest of the internet.

Anyways, here is my XP box:

My Current Desktop

And here is my Kubuntu setup I use at work:

My Kubuntu Desktop Wallpaper

It’s boring and plain because I sometimes hook this machine up to a projector and displaying a flashy wallpaper at a business meeting is usually not a good idea.

This will probably be a little bit disappointing, but I currently don’t have a junker laptop I mess around with by installing obscure linux distros. All the ones I used in the past fell apart and I just didn’t feel like investing money in repairing them. So no third screenshot this time.

Also, yes – I always put the Windows task bar on top of the screen. That’s where it belongs, no? In linux boxes I will often leave it on the bottom because the virtual desktop pager tends to be easier to get at in that position.

Now it’s your turn. Take a screenshot of your desktop, upload it somewhere (for example flickr,, etc..) and post a link in the comments. Note that my spam filter is a bit touchy and it totally hates link spam – so if you have more than 3 or 4 URL’s in your post, it may block you.

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27 Responses to Show Me Your Desktop

  1. reacocard UNITED STATES Google Chrome Linux says:

    Arch Linux running openbox. The system monitor in the upper right is conky, and the systray in the lower right is handled by trayer (icon in systray is Exaile). No desktop icons or panels. Background found via Stumbleupon at some point.

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  2. Jay SINGAPORE Google Chrome Mac OS says:

    Somehow I like the Vista-ish style of the wallpaper.

    Also, any reason for not upgrading to W7? Vista really pales in comparison.

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  3. Jay SINGAPORE Google Chrome Mac OS says:

    I think I messed up the HTML. :P

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  4. copperfish Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    My primary laptop with a pretty standard Ubuntu setup, the standard Human theme with a customised Homosapien window decoration.

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  5. I use xmonad these days (at home, not from where I’m posting) so there’s nothing at all to see in a screenshot, as it’s a tiling window manager. If there are no windows, the only thing to see is the background image and nothing else. If there are any windows, they consume the entire screen and have no decorations. It trades all eye candy to squeeze out every last drop of (user) efficiency.

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  6. WMII User UNITED STATES Google Chrome Linux says:

    wmii is, by far, the best tiling window manager!

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  7. kuzux TURKEY Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:
    Nothing unusual besides the use of cplay as music player :)
    (Also, i’m thinking of removing that terminal in the background, i almost never use it)

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  8. Zel FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Mine are pretty dull, since I have a single screen setup and mostly stick to the default theme for both XP and Vista.


    Gaming Rig

    Now you know my IP and my security suite, happy hacking !

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  9. Laptop

    That’s my current setup so far, I used to use RocketDock to hold most of my stuff and I had a clean desktop. Later on I decided to do away with the dock and use the Quick Links area more.

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  10. This is my laptop at home: LINKY

    I will post my work computer later.

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

    @ reacocard:

    I was about to ask where the wallpaper was from, but then I read the rest of the comment. :P

    Jay wrote:

    Also, any reason for not upgrading to W7? Vista really pales in comparison.


    Also, I’m lazy.

    @ Jay:

    I fixed it. This is why I have the little buttons above the comment box. Highlight a word, click on “link”, paste in URL into the box and you are set.

    @ Chris Wellons:

    But what is the background image? That’s still interesting. :)

    @ Hexren:

    Wide desktop is wide! 3 screens?

    @ Zel:

    I can’t help but notice that we seem to have very similar tastes in video games. :)

    @ Craig A. Betts:

    Hey, I’ve seen that Hummer wallpaper in the last thread. Time to shake things up man! ;)

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  12. Hexren GERMANY Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    @ Luke Maciak:
    Yes, those are 3 20″ screens, I am a believer in multi monitor efficiency plus it gives my living room that command center look ;)

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  13. Max ITALY Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    Here’s mine:

    It’s Scientific Linux, with a bunch of apps I need, nothing more, nothing less.
    [flame]BTW Scientific is waaay better than Fedora [/flame]

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  14. mcai8sh4 UNITED KINGDOM Google Chrome Linux Terminalist says:

    Mines quite a basic setup – ubuntu, with conky for sys info. embedded terminal on the desktop (compiz hack), usually running vim. I also have yakuake running with irssi.

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  15. SapientIdiot UNITED STATES Mozilla Linux Terminalist says:

    I’m currently away from home, so i only have my ibook with me. It runs ArchLinuxPPC, with window maker.

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  16. Rob UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Little late to the party but here’s the desktop on my Ubuntu partition on my desktop PC:

    And then the desktop on the same PC’s Window’s 7 partition:

    I also have a netbook and a regular 15″ Dell laptop, but I figure that’s enough!

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  17. Rob UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Hey I was just thinking, we should do a “post your command center” sometime. No cheating and cleaning up beforehand though!

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  18. mi Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    the little netbook

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  19. Hexren GERMANY Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    @ Rob:
    I’m in. Gonna search for a cam the next days.

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  20. Mart SINGAPORE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Pardon me for being late! I rotationally use 3 computers daily:

    Gaming Desktop (DIY PC):
    MacBook (late 2009):
    Work Laptop (Thinkpad T400):

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  21. rev UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows says:

    @ Rob:
    where did you find that firefly image? excellent. i want a copy.

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  22. Andrew Zimmerman UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows Terminalist says:

    My desktop sucks at work. Just windows 7 with INTEL wallpapers recycling through every now and then..
    I sure wish I could run Kubuntu @ work. God.

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  23. JuEeHa FINLAND Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    My iBook’s desktop. I try to find a way to get screenshots from my other computers but I haven’t had very good luck with it. After I get ImageMagick to work on my own linux distro/OS X I will post images for 4 desktops of my secondary machine and the X environment that I use on OS X (I am running X rootless on this screenshot with wwm window manager)

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