Post your desktop!

Mikuro

Crotchety UI Nitpicker
Here's my current desktop. I have a big collection of desktop backgrounds, so I change it often (ChangeDesktop rocks, by the way). This one is based on R.O.D TV, an anime series.

Edit: Wow. Have you looked at the first few pages of this thread lately? OS X sure was ugly back in 2002. I forgot just how different it looked back then. It's like they're pounding me on the head with those stripes....
 

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Amie

Mac Convert for Life
Qion said:
I like the MC Escher background, but honestly how do you get any work done?

I have some great artwork and different assorted abstracts, but they're just so darn distracting when you're trying to merge a layer in Photoshop...
Easy. When I'm working, I can't see my desktop image. And sometimes, when my brain is fogged from working too long, I just press F11 and all the windows disappear and reveal my desktop image ... and I just relax and lose myself in the M.C. Escher image. It helps to clear my head.
 

sinclair_tm

wow, 1.4g is way faster!
mine changes every 5 mins. it is a selection of different anime desktops from sailor moon, cardcaptor sakura, ah my goddess, and some others.
 

Canada-Man

My team was the Expos
My desktop is very simple, but yet means something. If I get rich and I buy a 2006 Impala SS, it will become my new desktop.
 

tomdkat

Registered
RacerX said:
Well, let us not forget that we are talking about (in the case of my screenshot) an operating system from 1996... it's 10 years old now.
Hey RacerX, a friend of mine still has a NeXT workstation that he still uses today and loves to death! Everytime I see it in action, my heart melts. :)

I'm primarily a Linux user but I've always loved the NeXTSTEP OS. :)

Peace...
 

tomdkat

Registered
RacerX said:
This is the most recent change of desktop on any of my systems...

Wow, this is simply amazing. First, you're a NeXT guy, then you've got the same wallpaper I had about a month ago. Talk about a small world. :D

This shot is Enlightenment running on Linux. Some say the next major release of Enlightenment will be the "OS X interface on Unix". :)

Peace...
 

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eric2006

iMovie Professional
My desktop? Generic apple.. stuff. My real desktop is a bit more interesting (but still boring)

Yeah, and isn't OS X UNIX based? Thats why it's so secure and stuff? The hidden filesystem reminds me of my linux computer..
 

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RacerX

Old Rhapsody User
tomdkat said:
Wow, this is simply amazing. First, you're a NeXT guy, then you've got the same wallpaper I had about a month ago. Talk about a small world. :D

This shot is Enlightenment running on Linux. Some say the next major release of Enlightenment will be the "OS X interface on Unix". :)

Peace...
Enlightenment reminds me a little of Eazel's Nautilus.

Lt Major Burns said:
isn't OS X the OS X environment on UNIX?
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eric2006 said:
Yeah, and isn't OS X UNIX based? Thats why it's so secure and stuff? The hidden filesystem reminds me of my linux computer..
Mach was developed as it's own OS, but the developers of it used major elements of BSD to provide an interface for it (rather than starting from scratch and developing their own).

NEXTSTEP started out using 4.3BSD. which continued on through OPENSTEP 4.2. Rhapsody used 4.4BSD (with elements from OpenBSD and NetBSD), and Mac OS X (Darwin) uses elements of both 4.4BSD Lite and FreeBSD.

At one point BSD was set to become the free Unix for everyone, but it got caught up in a law suit with AT&T... the suit was settled (basically the Regents of the University of California won), but by that point Linux had already gotten a good foot hold in the open source community.

Apple owns a license for System V Release 2.2 (from A/UX), but System V (which is the foundations of the other systems I use... IRIX and Solaris) has a bunch of license restrictions and is at the heart of the SCO controversy (even though I'm pretty sure I can find the documentation where Caldara, which is now SCO, released the source code for System I, III, IV and early System V under a BSD like license).

Historical note on A/UX... even though it was using SVR2.2, Apple included parts of SVR3, SVR4 and 4.3BSD in A/UX. They just didn't have a license to sell A/UX as SVR4.

And pretty much any of the Unix based systems can be UNIX... it is just expensive to do so.

For example, IRIX 6.5 is UNIX® under the Open Group's earlier UNIX standard, but if SGI were to release IRIX 6.6 or even 7.x they would have to requalify under the most current standard to continue to use the name UNIX®. The most current version of IRIX is 6.5.28 (from fall of last year), the first release of 6.5 was back in 1998.

That is one reason why Apple has not attempted to go the extra step to make Mac OS X UNIX® under the Open Group's UNIX standard. It is enough to be Unix by the communities standard.
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
Canada-Man said:
My desktop is very simple, but yet means something. If I get rich and I buy a 2006 Impala SS, it will become my new desktop.
Oh, hell yes, it means something. I can totally appreciate your desktop image, man! I'm a HUGE Chevy fan and currently own a Malibu. Used to be called a Chevelle. Best darn muscle cars in the history of automobiles, IMO. Impalas are sweet, too! Hey, if we both get rich, we can race: Your Impala against my 1970 Chevelle/Malibu with a customized V10 Viper engine. :D
 

tomdkat

Registered
Lt Major Burns said:
isn't OS X the OS X environment on UNIX?
Not in the same context as my Enlightenment comment since
Enlightenment website said:
It also remains highly portable, with ports avalible for Linux on all platforms, FreeBSD, IRIX, Solaris X86 and Sparc, HP-UX, AIX, OS/2, and more.
Attached is a screenshot of Enlightenment running on Solaris 7. You're looking at Opera and IE running natively on Solaris (SPARC).

Peace...
 

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eric2006

iMovie Professional
tomdkat said:
You're looking at Opera and IE running natively on Solaris
IE? Yuck.

Linux rocks, though. I have my old 600 mhz fedora laptop loaded up with a new battery, and it's like a modern windows laptop.
 

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
apparently that isn't a good example, and may put you off. google for Ubuntu, which is a very well developed Linux distro, and they also let you have free disks shipped to you for free!

doesn't work with a G5 though...
 

nixgeek

Mac of the SubGenius! :-)
The Ubuntu guys have a PPC version that should work with the G5. You just have to specify powerpc64 if I'm not mistaken. Before the installation, you have to hit tab during the bootloader to see the kernel options for continuing the installation.
 
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