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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007 edited
    This was a fun thread that I've brought over to maintitles from scorereviews. Simply... show us what your desktop looks like at the moment.

    Here's MINE.

    -Erik-
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  1. Reminds me of a thread at another board that made internet rounds because they were doing the same thing and this guy posted his, but he forgot to remove the website link icons for shemale porn.

    Make sure you all check your first. wink
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007 edited
    Well, I have an automatic Wallpaper Changer, but right now, it shows me an enlarged shot of this:

    http://lucy-griffiths.com/Gallery/displ … &pos=6

    It´s a promo shot of Lucy Griffiths, the Marian from BBC´s new Robin Hood series...

    I just love women with big bows. shame
  2. Ralph Kruhm wrote
    I just love women with big bows. shame

    I think you'll find that you made a typo here! wink
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    I love this kind of threads! Thanks for bringing it back up Erik. Let's try to keep it alive this time!

    Here's what i currently have on my laptop, from where i am typing as we speak:

    http://users.auth.gr/~dichrist/christobackground.jpg
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    COME ON PEOPLE, DON'T BE SHY?!!!! smile angelic Share yours!
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      CommentAuthorDavid
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Gotta get some Mac love in here!

    http://davidbsdesigns.com/desktop.jpg
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    David, Ouch on the background, pretty slick desktop though. I adore desktops with as little shortcuts as possible. Mine isn't always like pictured above, it's just this is my laptop, where i do most of my assignments and film music stuff whereas the desktop's the main "work" pc and it only has the necessary to run complete video / audio editing plus the Simulator so its desktop is way tidier!
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  3. I can't find the National Geographic photo I have as my desktop - it's blue iceberg and penguins - but I might change it to this:

    http://www.moviepictureshow.com/foto.ph … ;pre=movie
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Why not post a screencap of your desktop, Alan? You can erase and private data from there if you want. Or just hide them for the screensap.

    Oh and on:



    I just have this to say: omg
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      CommentAuthorTalos
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Love this topic... I am running Linux with a 3D desktop program and launcher bar (Compiz Fusion and Kiba Dock) Runs smooth as silk on a very modest laptop and it is complete free. Have a look:


    [IMG]http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/815/screenshot13rr0.th.png[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6049/screenshot10ox0.th.png[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3945/screenshot11ue3.th.png[/IMG]

    With another old (custom made) wallpaper...

    http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?imag … ot8tp9.png

    http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?imag … t12hl7.png

    These are my old setups, I have a new one, but I am at work now. Try to get some shots of the new one later on. Keep you guys informed.


    For those who are interested running linux as well... let me know!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Just changed mine...

    Oooooh boy! HERE IT IS!!!

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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Haha i was SURE that would be it, Erik! biggrin
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Talos,

    What is the compatibility of the current popular software with Linux? And as i'd suspect that it's probably close to zero, are there any good enough alternatives?

    thanks

    p.s. your screenshots look pretty modern, clean and edgy btw! Are linux's default close to this or are they completely customizable?
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      CommentAuthorTalos
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Erik Woods wrote
    This was a fun thread that I've brought over to maintitles from scorereviews. Simply... show us what your desktop looks like at the moment.

    Here's MINE.

    -Erik-


    Wow, the new Indy!
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      CommentAuthorTalos
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Christodoulides wrote
    Talos,

    What is the compatibility of the current popular software with Linux? And as i'd suspect that it's probably close to zero, are there any good enough alternatives?

    thanks

    p.s. your screenshots look pretty modern, clean and edgy btw! Are linux's default close to this or are they completely customizable?


    Thanks for your interest and question. If you don't want to read the whole story below, first watch this clip, because seeing is believing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMUQ_nja39c

    What you saw was Ubuntu Linux together with Compiz Fusion (3D desktop effects) (Ubuntu linux is the most popular linux version at the moment, it has several flavors: Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, to explain all the difference here would take to long, but have a look here: www.ubuntu.com for more info)

    Keep in mind that you can tweak everything, all effects, themes etc. etc. this is just one of the looks you can get... also keep in mind that this is a demo, showing you all kinds of things very quickly so it will drive you nuts. But in reality you will never open/close and whatever in such a short time frame.

    These are examples how much you can tinker with the many settings:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-yMH8Xz … re=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVkx4ET … re=related


    Quote: "What is the compatibility of the current popular software with Linux? And as i'd suspect that it's probably close to zero, are there any good enough alternatives?"

    Good question, in the past it was most likely zero, but nowadays there are loads and loads of very good alternatives available. For example, you have the Open Office Suite, which is similar to Windows Word/Excel/Powerpoint... but with one major difference. Its free. You can open and save files in Windows format, or its native format. So its very compatible, no problems here. There is a very powerful Photoshop alternative, its called GIMP, free too. (I will stop writing "free".. because its all free/open source) I am not sure if you have any specific programs in mind, perhaps I can check for you. (many programs such as GIMP, open office and others, are standard included. If you like to install more programs, there are thousands of free programs available, which VERY easy to find and install by making using of Synaptic which is a nifty program which lists thousands of other programs like a dictionary. If you like a program, simply click on it and it will be downloaded and installed automatically - what's more, all the programs will auto update)

    Honestly, for most Windows programs there are native ones available, you can even run many Windows programs in linux through an emulator called "wine". I have a lot of fun with linux, especially with the kick ass Compiz Fusion (3D desktop) effects, these are UNBELIEVABLE! Seriously, nothing really against Vista, but the effects of Compiz Fusion are lightyears ahead of Vista's Aero. So people, instead of paying through your nose for Vista AND a monster pc (otherwise you simply can't run Vista, because it so resource hungry) why not trying linux instead, for free? Its fun! It is very nice to tinker with all the settings. What's more, you can run all these effects on a relatively slow pc. (I am running all these things on a 1.6 GHz laptop with an onboard graphic card, which means is a VERY modest graphic card), but look what it can do on a VERY old machine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qddueXkD8E

    If you like what you saw, why not try it yourself... scared? Don't be, on www.ubuntu.com you can download Ubuntu linux, burn it on cd (ISO file), pop it in your pc, boot your pc from the cd and you will be able to try it. IT WILL NOT INSTALL ON YOUR HARDDISK, but it runs completely from the cd, its called a "live" cd. Which means you can check it out without any risk. (but be carefull not to click the "install" shortcurt though on the desktop) Keep in mind that if you having your "test drive" from the cd, it will be a bit slow, because it is running from the cd and not the harddisk. So if you really install it afterwards, all will be speedy.

    The only weak point at the moment is playing the latest pc games, the game studios are not writing games for linux, although it is a good OS for games. No spyware, no defragmentation needed, no virus... free... seriously, if one is willing to be "open minded" and accept that linux isn't windows... you will have a VERY good time! Of course its all up to you. Freedom!

    Feel free to ask more, I like to help!

    P.S. Quote: "Are linux's default close to this or are they completely customizable?"

    You can simply choose to activate the 3d settings which are included in the latest version of Ubuntu, version 7.10 (see www.ubuntu.com) Keep in mind that the standard settings are a bit limited, you can always download a more extensive setting manager. To get all the real, but suprisingly usefull, fancy stuff. Its easy! You can change icons, backgrounds (of course) themes, transparancy etc etc. You can customize it to your own liking. That's the fun of it.
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    My automatic changer blessed me with a huge version of this today:
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/N … rcoman.jpg
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      CommentAuthorRalph Kruhm
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Ralph Kruhm wrote
    I just love women with big bows. shame

    I think you'll find that you made a typo here! wink


    No, I didn´t. biggrin
    This should prove how much I mean it:
    http://www.keiraknightley.com/media/dis … amp;pos=21

    Big bows it is, that´s for sure. biggrin
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Talos,

    Thank you so much for the long reply. The fact that i can run tests through bootable CD and not necessarily install it, it's awesome, i might give it a spin. I suspect the extra "native" programs must be installed separately? And they require the LINUX OS to be installed too?

    As for VISTA and being resource hungry, don't even go into it. I've been using an original copy of WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE EDITION on my Intel Core duo laptop, 1.67ghz x2 with 1024 mb of ram on 32-bit version of vista for almost a year now. I consider myself a very advanced user and you can't believe the amounts of time and effort i spent in forums, websites and trying various software in and out, tweaking and changing everything until i got a respectably good-working PC; still, as everything Microsoft, no matter how 'clean' my pc is with my daily runs of hard disk / registry cleaners and the occasional defragment, there's always the moment VISTA will f*ck me.

    Oh and another question: I guess running the Ubundu from a CD won't screw up anything off my settings already, right? Have you been doing that too, even in the beginning (i.e. running it from the cd, ontop of another OS?)
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Christodoulides wrote
    Here's what i currently have on my laptop, from where i am typing as we speak:

    http://users.auth.gr/~dichrist/christobackground.jpg


    Isn't that incredibly busy? I like mine to be more 'soothing'.

    This currently mine:
    http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8438/desktopjq3.th.jpg
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    BobdH wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Here's what i currently have on my laptop, from where i am typing as we speak:

    http://users.auth.gr/~dichrist/christobackground.jpg


    Isn't that incredibly busy? I like mine to be more 'soothing'.

    This currently mine:
    http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8438/desktopjq3.th.jpg


    It is mate but that's my 'work' laptop, i want it to awake me! If you see what i have on my desktop, where i do audio / video editing stuff, it's much more soothing and simple! I'll post a screenshot from that too as soon as i get 'transferred' back to that!

    Yours is good as well although i am not sure if i'd personally want to be reminded of that WHERE IS THE GOLDENTHAL SCORE I'VE BEEN DYING TO LISTEN FOR SO MANY YEARS thingy each and every passing moment wink heh
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Christodoulides wrote
    It is mate but that's my 'work' laptop, i want it to awake me! If you see what i have on my desktop, where i do audio / video editing stuff, it's much more soothing and simple! I'll post a screenshot from that too as soon as i get 'transferred' back to that!


    Hehe, I guess that does indeed the trick. It's a cool image as well, it reminds me of my own airplane-obsession-days.

    Yours is good as well although i am not sure if i'd personally want to be reminded of that WHERE IS THE GOLDENTHAL SCORE I'VE BEEN DYING TO LISTEN FOR SO MANY YEARS thingy each and every passing moment wink heh


    No! Don't remind me! I've been blocking that thou.... Oh great, now I got it as well... Back to Indy IV, then. rolleyes
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Christodoulides wrote
    What is the compatibility of the current popular software with Linux?


    A point that should be noted here is that there are several very good Windows emulation programs / virtual machines out there for Linux which will run your native DOS/Windows programs.

    Currently I'm still very happy with the stable version of XP that I have, but with the Monster That Is Vista coming in, and ever increasing impossibilities for tweaking and setting up your own configuration and network without having to pay the equivalent of a second mortgage, Linux is looking better by the minute.

    When my thesis is done, and I've got my new server up and running, I plan on doing some extensive testing on some apparently very easy to use Linux distros a friend who's far more savvy than I am got me, and run this virtual machines to see if I can get my Windows-porprietary programs running (such as my CD database and some other tools I'm just unwilling to let go) and, depending on the success, then it's very likely that it's bye bye Windows next year or so!

    Oh, and here is my desktop.
    It's a picture I took myself in the Notre Dame cathedral of Amiens.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Martijn wrote
    Oh, and here is my desktop.
    It's a picture I took myself in the Notre Dame cathedral of Amiens.


    shocked

    Didn't know there was another one? I consider the one in Paris to be the most beautiful Cathedral I've ever layed my eyes on... How is this one in comparison?
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Another question Talos (complementary to that on the previous page i posted about an hour ago):

    1) Are these things Martijn mentions above possible when you just run it from the CD? Install emus and native software and all? Or you just have to install the LINUX OS in order to do those?

    2) What about hardware drivers in Linux? What's the availability / compatibility with Windows-based drivers from the manufactures' websites?

    Thanks a lot and sorry for bothering you with all these questions, but the subject really interests me!
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    BobdH wrote
    Martijn wrote
    Oh, and here is my desktop.
    It's a picture I took myself in the Notre Dame cathedral of Amiens.


    shocked

    Didn't know there was another one? I consider the one in Paris to be the most beautiful Cathedral I've ever layed my eyes on... How is this one in comparison?


    This is indeed very impressive, congrats Martijn!

    BobdH wrote

    Hehe, I guess that does indeed the trick. It's a cool image as well, it reminds me of my own airplane-obsession-days.



    Mine never end; at all wink
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    • CommentAuthorMogens
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    justin boggan wrote
    Reminds me of a thread at another board that made internet rounds because they were doing the same thing and this guy posted his, but he forgot to remove the website link icons for shemale porn.

    Make sure you all check your first. wink


    HA HA HA! biggrin
    Luminous beings are we.. Not this crude matter.
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    BobdH wrote
    Martijn wrote
    Oh, and here is my desktop.
    It's a picture I took myself in the Notre Dame cathedral of Amiens.


    shocked

    Didn't know there was another one? I consider the one in Paris to be the most beautiful Cathedral I've ever layed my eyes on... How is this one in comparison?


    In fact the name Notre Dame for a cathedral or church is the most prevalent one throughout the world.
    I think only in France there must be dozens of Notre Dames. smile

    The cathedral in Amiens compares very favorably with the one in Paris. In fact, I would easily go so far as to say it outshines it: it's the biggest gothic cathedral in the West, and it shows. The architecture is absolutely exquisite, and it's far more of a unity than any other cathedral as they actually built the cathedral ina record twenty years (due to some very clever financing scheme from the local merchants). It's a very impressive and humbling building, and has -quite rightly- been marked by Unesco as one of the world wonders.

    The only thing I prefer in the Paris' Notre Dame is it's rose window, which is still the most magnificent I['ve ever seen anywhere.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
    Mogens wrote
    justin boggan wrote
    Reminds me of a thread at another board that made internet rounds because they were doing the same thing and this guy posted his, but he forgot to remove the website link icons for shemale porn.

    Make sure you all check your first. wink


    HA HA HA! biggrin


    biggrin That's priceless!
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
    Martijn wrote
    In fact the name Notre Dame for a cathedral or church is the most prevalent one throughout the world.
    I think only in France there must be dozens of Notre Dames. smile


    Yes, but after looking it up in Wikipedia, I saw the two are also quite alike, save for some noticable differences (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiens_Cathedral). That's what surprised me most smile

    Martijn wrote
    The cathedral in Amiens compares very favorably with the one in Paris. In fact, I would easily go so far as to say it outshines it: it's the biggest gothic cathedral in the West, and it shows. The architecture is absolutely exquisite, and it's far more of a unity than any other cathedral as they actually built the cathedral ina record twenty years (due to some very clever financing scheme from the local merchants). It's a very impressive and humbling building, and has -quite rightly- been marked by Unesco as one of the world wonders.

    The only thing I prefer in the Paris' Notre Dame is it's rose window, which is still the most magnificent I['ve ever seen anywhere.


    Seems like I'm gonna have to take yet another trip to France!