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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:01 pm UTC

I've currently got a special OS X desktop in celebration of the upcoming game of Humans vs. Zombies.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby someguy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:27 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:You can search around for XP themes and pick one you like. It requires replacing uxtheme.dll; you can find instructions for that too.

Hey, that worked a treat, thanks! It already looks a LOT better with Royale Noir. I might post an 'after' pic later.

Thanks!
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Kaelri » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:31 am UTC

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I'm still using the Samurize theme, but I find that this background lends itself to a very pure environment.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby |Erasmus| » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:39 am UTC

I couldn't resist literally posting a picture of the top of my desk (or as much of it as can be seen...

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Socal Swimmer » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:11 am UTC

check the specs of my "mac"

:D

Also dual-monitor

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby tylerwylie » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:55 am UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:check the specs of my "mac"

:D

Also dual-monitor

deskto[ small.jpg

Did you put OS X on a normal machine? That's pretty cruel :lol:

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby |Erasmus| » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:11 pm UTC

tylerwylie wrote:
Socal Swimmer wrote:check the specs of my "mac"

:D

Also dual-monitor

deskto[ small.jpg

Did you put OS X on a normal machine? That's pretty cruel :lol:

I couldn't bring myself to do it.


I can't bring myself to touch the macs that we have at my uni... I prefer using the linux machines, but unfortunately they only exist in the IT building.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:24 am UTC

New one:
https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu/home/sdef ... -48%29.png
(it's a 2+mb .png file, those with bandwith constraints beware)

This one's a fractal combined with the starfield from here. So until I figure out what (if any) license that starfield is under, I'm not going to release it separately.
If anyone wants it, I'll contact the artist and ask him about it.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Socal Swimmer » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:31 am UTC

tylerwylie wrote:
Socal Swimmer wrote:check the specs of my "mac"

:D

Also dual-monitor

deskto[ small.jpg

Did you put OS X on a normal machine? That's pretty cruel :lol:

I couldn't bring myself to do it.


hahaha yeah. It is cruel. But fun.

The "normal" machine was one that I built with OS X in mind. So I made sure that every part I chose was "compatible".

Oh, and http://www.insanelymac.com/

erasmus I hope you die a long and vista-induced death.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby |Erasmus| » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:59 am UTC

to be honest i don't very much like vista, but i am running it on one machine as the dual-booting alternative to ubuntu.

mac os just:
1. doesn't even look that nice.
2. is retardedly difficult to use for an os. None of the features I seem to want to use are available without some silly combination of 15 keyboard commands.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby noparenthesis » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:56 pm UTC

Image

The background is from Wiki's Lessons in Life, a pretty rockin' webcomic.

I love OS X so hard normally, but I am angry with Apple right now because upgrading to Leopard completely borked X11, rendering The Gimp and other programs I use the shit out of completely useless on my laptop.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Aleril » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:03 am UTC

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Pic is this. Something I would die for a canvas print of. (Damn 170 buck price tag!)
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Dropzone » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:42 am UTC

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Cropped from this staggeringly large image. And wow, what a random collection of files I have on my desktop at the moment: some output from GCC, a shortcut to my Tomb Raider 7 install directory, a Portal speedrun video, a Jonathan Coulton MP3, my newly bought copy of Jagged Alliance 2 Gold and some information on how to interface a Game Boy Camera with a PC...
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:02 am UTC

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The desktop is empty. I like it that way. So here's the background.
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Yeah. Comment says it all.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby semicolon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:31 am UTC

Dropzone wrote:Cropped from this staggeringly large image. And wow, what a random collection of files I have on my desktop at the moment: some output from GCC, a shortcut to my Tomb Raider 7 install directory, a Portal speedrun video, a Jonathan Coulton MP3, my newly bought copy of Jagged Alliance 2 Gold and some information on how to interface a Game Boy Camera with a PC...

Holy shit! My desktop's the Orion Nebula too! I just changed it about a week ago, which makes it even weirder.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:03 am UTC

Dropzone wrote:Cropped from this staggeringly large image.


Thank you for that!
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shizo » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:22 am UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Socal Swimmer » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:46 am UTC

Shizo wrote:
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hahahhaahhaha

but the spoiler tags cut off the side. I had to open the image in another tab.

but that is amazing. You must be running OS X? Cause the main image is the default on Leopard. Or someone else made it for you..
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shizo » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:10 am UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:OS X


nein. :x
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Socal Swimmer » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:28 am UTC

Shizo wrote:
Socal Swimmer wrote:OS X


nein. :x


ok seriously, you people need to stop insulting/disliking OS X.

I am this close -> <- to going apple fanboy on you. And you don't want that. Especially since I sort of know what I'm talking about. Almost.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby EvanED » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:49 am UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:ok seriously, you people need to stop insulting/disliking OS X.

I am this close -> <- to going apple fanboy on you. And you don't want that. Especially since I sort of know what I'm talking about. Almost.

That wasn't an insult, that was him saying that he doesn't use it. And that's what the Religious Wars forum is for.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby tylerwylie » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:32 am UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:
Shizo wrote:
Socal Swimmer wrote:OS X


nein. :x


ok seriously, you people need to stop insulting/disliking OS X.

I am this close -> <- to going apple fanboy on you. And you don't want that. Especially since I sort of know what I'm talking about. Almost.

Then why use OS X if you know stuff?

Lets take this over to the religious wars forum.

I could use some OS X vs Linux vs Windows bitchin'
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Qoppa » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Unicyclist » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:53 pm UTC

Insignificant Deification wrote:
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Yeah. Comment says it all.


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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Dr. Canadian Ninja » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:10 pm UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:34 pm UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:ok seriously, you people need to stop insulting/disliking OS X.

(emphasis mine)

No, we absolutely do not.

And really, your first response to someone saying they didn't like OS X was hating on Vista, so a) you shouldn't be talking, and b) I'd say you've already gone Apple fanboy on us.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby semicolon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:52 pm UTC

Yeah even hardcore Windows fanboys (do these people actually exist? I hear "Windows fanboys" thrown around a lot but I've never encountered one in the while) think Vista is shit.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:51 pm UTC

semicolon wrote:Yeah even hardcore Windows fanboys (do these people actually exist? I hear "Windows fanboys" thrown around a lot but I've never encountered one in the while) think Vista is shit.


I've heard this alot, but really, it's not as bad some of the stories seem to make it out to be. The problem is that people don't know what they are doing, and buy Vista to run on their pentium3 with 512Mb of ram, because it's 'newer and better' and therefore they should. -If- your computer handles it alright, the OS itself isn't actually bad to use, it just hogs your resources. alot.

The new seurity features aren't bad, and aren't as intrusive as macm fanboys would like us to think. If they didn't make vista so bulky and hog 20+% of my ram, I would think it was alot better.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:45 am UTC

semicolon wrote:Yeah even hardcore Windows fanboys (do these people actually exist? I hear "Windows fanboys" thrown around a lot but I've never encountered one in the while) think Vista is shit.


Given a modern computer, I'd take Vista over XP in almost any case...

This is coming from someone who's used Vista since July and used XP for four years. Since NVidia got their drivers finally sorted out, I've had almost zero problems. And thanks to Vista's much improved error handling, even NVidia's driver frequently dying only meant that the screen went black for a few seconds.

Vista certainly has its problems, but it's not a shit OS, and I have seen not one thing that would make me want to switch back to XP.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby TheTankengine » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:46 pm UTC

It's not necessary to spoiler images here. By coming into this thread, users acknowledge they are ready to see huge pictures and large files in general.
Plus spoilers cut off the images.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby EvanED » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:41 pm UTC

semicolon wrote:Yeah even hardcore Windows fanboys (do these people actually exist? I hear "Windows fanboys" thrown around a lot but I've never encountered one in the while) think Vista is shit.

You spend a fair bit of time in the computer forums... I've said a number of times I think Vista is underrated, and I'm not the only one.

TheTankengine wrote:It's not necessary to spoiler images here. By coming into this thread, users acknowledge they are ready to see huge pictures and large files in general.
Plus spoilers cut off the images.

What browser do you use? They don't for me... (Firefox, either 2 or 3, and under either Windows or Linux (3 under Linux untested, but the other three combinations work))
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby niko7865 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:46 am UTC

No spoiler tags...Holy huge images batman!

Desktop:
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Laptop:
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby tylerwylie » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:16 am UTC

I see you have good taste in Music, but not Linux distributions :D
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Qoppa » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:40 am UTC

tylerwylie wrote:I see you have good taste in Music, but not Linux distributions :D
But Ubuntu is cool stuffs.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Hammer » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:45 am UTC

Qoppa wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:I see you have good taste in Music, but not Linux distributions :D
But Ubuntu is cool stuffs.

Get thee to Religious Wars if you must continue this.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Qoppa » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:25 am UTC

Eep, yes ma'am!
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby niko7865 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:53 am UTC

tylerwylie wrote:I see you have good taste in Music, but not Linux distributions :D


Continued in the Religious War thread.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shakleton » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:42 am UTC

Here's my Desktop. Labeled in German, of course.
I hope you like it, I made it myself!
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Postby Hawknc » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:07 pm UTC

Ah, Jedi Outcast. So old school. :D
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:24 pm UTC

TheTankengine wrote:It's not necessary to spoiler images here. By coming into this thread, users acknowledge they are ready to see huge pictures and large files in general.
Plus spoilers cut off the images.


Prosilver cuts images off anyway if they're too large though.
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