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The show your desktop thread. (Warning on 56k)

Postby GMorgan » Sun May 21, 2006 2:08 pm

I haven't seen one of these since I've been here but with XGL and AIGLX I thought it would be time to post one. Mainly becase I'm excited about XGL though.

Anyway heres mine

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Yes its GNOME but its also XGL.
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Postby moAlleyCat » Tue May 23, 2006 10:04 pm

Well, here is a screenshot of my state of the art-deskop.

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Postby towy71 » Tue May 23, 2006 10:17 pm

disgusting stuff there moAlleyCat, its just so big ;-)
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Postby nordle » Wed May 24, 2006 12:01 am

Can anyone remember an app which came out ages ago, not project looking glass, but another one that allowed you to spin your 3d desktop...can't remember.

I use kcometen3 as a screensaver, does some funky 3d stuff with desktop image, and fireworks too, gotta have fireworks :)

Seeing as we've already blown the forum size:

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and

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From http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=30313
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Postby shifty_ben » Wed May 24, 2006 12:43 am

Nordle that is immense, After the last few mine looks incredibly humble

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Postby GMorgan » Wed May 24, 2006 2:02 am

uTorrent on Linux. How I wish they would open source that and get a proper port. It's such a fantastic program its a shame that its Windows only without the benefit of wine.

Also moAlleyCat I love it. Which DE/WM is that. I'm thinking of something less flashy for an older machine I have.
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Postby moAlleyCat » Wed May 24, 2006 7:00 am

Hello GMorgan, it's a WM called EvilWM http://www.6809.org.uk/evilwm/.
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Postby Huw » Wed May 24, 2006 10:31 am

Well I wasn't going to stretch the thread, but since others already have... ;)

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Postby M-Saunders » Wed May 24, 2006 10:35 am

I'd post mine, but you see it enough in the mag! Doesn't anyone else use IceWM? And what do folks think of TekWM? :-)

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Postby towy71 » Wed May 24, 2006 11:08 am

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The boat that I was guest on is the yellow one in the last row ;-)
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Postby shifty_ben » Wed May 24, 2006 12:04 pm

Its worrying, i seem to have the messiest Desktop (in terms of Icons scattered everywhere) and whats scarier is I "tidied" it the day before taking that screenshot!
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Postby GMorgan » Wed May 24, 2006 12:21 pm

I used to have really messy desktops. In my doze days I could never be bothered removing shortcuts.
Because they were there I used them and they became standard. Recently I've made a big effort to switch to using panels.
Even my XP boot looks clean now. I'll get a shot of that now.

//edit - here it is.

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I've got 2 hidden panels in both bottom corners with the systray a menu with the apps I actually use and start button in them. The three tabs at the top give me My Computer/Documents/etc., A volume control and the time. I did most of this out of boredom though. I only play games in XP and I used to kill explorer for that anyway.

//edit2 - of course I use uTorrent as well. How does that work in Linux. Are you using Wine, Cedega or Crossover.
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Postby alloydog » Wed May 24, 2006 12:42 pm

M-Saunders - Wow!! Who needs to copy OSX when you can emulate an Apple Lisa...
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Postby shifty_ben » Wed May 24, 2006 12:55 pm

I run Utorrent on Cedega, (the CVS version - Free :D ) it probably runs fine on wine, it just happens that I have cedega installed so I figured I'd try that first. I have crossover installed on another machine if you want me to see how well it runs on there. Utorrent is a damn good program I have to say, and even when using it under Cedega it integrates into the environment really well, i was worried that the bit where you do a search and it opens a web browser on the appropriate site wouldn't work, but it does albeit a few seconds after you expect it to ;)
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Postby GMorgan » Wed May 24, 2006 1:09 pm

I still thing uTorrent is a form of magic or something. Prehaps they have a big server and all the work is done by them so all you've got running is a GUI on your side.
Az used to completely choke XP (though is admittedly better on Linux) with a 1GB RAM machine forced to use 2GB of page file after about 8 hours.
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