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Discussion in 'Desktop / X' started by Harikrishnan R, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Hi everyone
    I spent this weekend configuring my newly installed Xubuntu and customizing the UI. I guess most people don't use a desktop in here, but if you do I'd love to see your desktop. Please mention whatever tools you've used like widgets, clocks etc.
    Here's mine:

    It's Xubuntu 13.10 with Cairo-Dock and Conky (Gotham and Seamod). The wallpaper is a glider I found online :)
    #1 Harikrishnan R, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
    9 people like this.
  2. I have Ubuntu 13.10 (AMD64). On my desktop, I have Cairo-Dock. I used to have screenlets, but it crashed often. I use Wallch to change my wallpaper randomly. Sometimes, I have Wallch display a live image of Earth.

    10 people like this.
  3. Codypy1

    Codypy1 Guest

    Well I have recently abandoned Arch, Slack because I got tired of using them. So I switched over to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. As you can see I don't like anything fancy. Unity is bleh Gnome 3 is bleh. Everything else beyond is bleh. So I'm just using good old gnome classic.

    6 people like this.
  4. Good old gnome :)
    Try xfce. I'm a gnome 2 fan too. Xfce is gnome-2-ish.
  5. [​IMG]

    Debian with Openbox, tint2 and three Conkies.
    7 people like this.
  6. I like the hanging body in the wallpaper image. :D
    1 person likes this.
  7. So do I.:D
    I downloaded the image from Deviant Art. It is supposed to be a so-called "mediaeval" fantasy picture.
    1 person likes this.
  8. alug_Doc

    alug_Doc Guest

    My desktop is really boring.


    Linux Mint 13 (MATE). I keep it clean and functional.
    2 people like this.
  9. Simple is good. Always remember KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid
    3 people like this.
  10. alug_Doc

    alug_Doc Guest

    Yep, that's me. Simple and stupid.

    Wait??? What!!! :)
    1 person likes this.
  11. GlennJohnson

    GlennJohnson Guest

    Here's mine. Fedora 20 and Cinnamon with a couple Conky's . The background is from CentOS. Screenshot-desktop.png
    7 people like this.
  12. I like your desktop. It looks like a graphical command-line with all of the Conky tools.
    1 person likes this.
  13. rko25118

    rko25118 Guest

    Here is mine. Screenshot from 2013-12-13 21:46:56.png
    BTW, running LinuxMint 16 with cario-dock and a few extras
    #13 rko25118, Dec 14, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013
    8 people like this.
  14. Cairo-dock! Some people love it, others (like me) despise it. The beauty of choice.:D
    2 people like this.
  15. Your system almost looks like OS X. Great job.
    1 person likes this.
  16. nephilim

    nephilim Guest

    This is my "mobile" setup for my laptop when it's away from the desk. I'm diggin' the simplicity and speed of #!

    #16 nephilim, Dec 15, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
    7 people like this.
  17. Looks hacker-ish :D
  18. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Guest

    Ubuntu minimal running openbox with a custom lxpanel. Wallpaper made in gimp...
    #18 Yesyesloud, Dec 20, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013
    5 people like this.
  19. alug_Doc

    alug_Doc Guest

    Let me show you my latest desktop build:



    My wife's old XP machine finally died. Thankfully!

    The case and power supply (420 W) are in awesome shape. They should be. It was a replacement case that we used to transplant the guts out of the old case a number of years ago.

    Got the case, got the power supply. I already had 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive setting around in surplus. So all I needed was:

    * GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S1 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - About $40 after mail-in rebate.
    * Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics - $68

    The most expensive part of the build...

    You guessed it!

    * Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $100

    Why? Because I could. And because sometimes we still need a Windows machine for work to run certain software that will not run on Linux, in WINE, or in VirtualBox.

    But in my defense, I went the cheapest, best route I could find.

    And just to appease Richard Stallman who would stand before an audience and ask, "Show of hands, please. How many of you have pirated software on your computers?" I have none. Every software package is either OEM or legitimately licensed to me.

    To keep score: I have six Linux machines to one Windows 7 (and it is 7) computer. I'm not one of those Microsoft haters (nor am I a fan), and I'm certainly not one of the snobby Linux elitists who insist that you call it "GNU/Linux."
    #19 alug_Doc, Jan 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
    2 people like this.
  20. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Guest

    Why not post some more of your 6 linux desktops on linux.org instead of your single w7 build? Just asking...

    I rather not question your immaculate integrity, but paying $100 for windows... I'd be better off buying some piece of high-end hardware. But, hey, everyone has their software needs :)
    #20 Yesyesloud, Jan 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014
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