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Trihexagonal

join:2004-08-29
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reply to Derspankster

Re: New Year Desktops

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FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE
My Sony Vaio laptop running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE with Fluxbox, Xfe, Eterm, GKrellM, and XMMS.


Selenia
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My Toshiba Satellite laptop Running Debian Squeeze x64 KDE


Trihexagonal

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reply to No_Strings

said by No_Strings:

Naw, they're all there.

Some blasts from the past:

»December Desktops .... (features some darth guy)

Wonder what happened to fritzmp and some of the other former ATU regulars?

Boy, that brings back memories... That's my screenshot from 2002 under my original ID of Spamzilla at the bottom of the first page of the December thread you posted. I was using Mandriva (?) and KDE at the time and had GKrellM in the upper left hand corner of the screen, with no toolbar showing and a transparent terminal and GKrellM skin like I still use today with FreeBSD. I still have that wallpaper and an updated version of it too.

I tried to log back in with that ID when I came back to the site a few months ago but the account was inactive. I saw an old notebook where I had written down the password to it a while back but can't find it now.

Thanks for posting it.


JohnInSJ
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reply to darthanubis

said by darthanubis:

Has the spirit of the Wallpaper thread changed? I ask those who have been here 10+ years?

I never post because mine is the same year after year. Isn't that what an LTS distro is all about?
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Selenia
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I use Debian stable version. It's essentially an LTS distro. I pretty much keep my setup the same(add utilities occasionally as they mature and tweak a bit), but freshen the look of my themes here and there. Kind of like changing a room around in Spring to freshen its appearance. Some people look at Debian as this old fashioned, stodgy, unfriendly distro because the Ubuntites tend to say so on their site and IRC to promote their distro. I think my screenshots are valuable as when I freshen my themes, someone might see the distro I run from a different angle.
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MmmmmMmmmm this sho is good
I couldn't resist making this shot a wallpaper. . By time I posted the shot, it was 15 out .

FWIW, Kubuntu 12.04.

O.
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reply to Selenia

said by Selenia:

Some people look at Debian as this old fashioned, stodgy, unfriendly distro because the Ubuntites tend to say so on their site and IRC to promote their distro.

Utter rubbish on both counts. Debian is proud to not be bleeding edge, hence it's legendary stability. Ubuntu users are not responsible for Debian's reputation as lagging in newer applications ,as this has been Debian's model longer than Ubuntu has been around.

But you knew that.
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Selenia
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I am just stating views I heard from Ubuntu users reluctant to switch to Debian. My view is that if you've used the terminal somewhat in Ubuntu, tried a bit of customization, and have dealt largely with open software, one should feel relatively at home. But still, I have met some Ubuntu users afraid to jump into Debian. I would be more afraid to jump back to Ubuntu due to some stability issues I had with some of their packages and how awkward certain things are to compile. Things that just work on Debian's solid base and with their stable packages that go through endless testing.
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There are zealots for every OS, like every religion. They do not represent the majority of users for either.



timcuth
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I switched from Ubuntu to Debian. No trouble at all. Debian has plenty of GUI environments and applications available.

Tim



Selenia
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said by timcuth:

I switched from Ubuntu to Debian. No trouble at all. Debian has plenty of GUI environments and applications available.

Tim

My point proven In my case, I used Debian when it wasn't so easy for a server school project in the 90s. Was interesting, but not a pleasure. I then put Ubuntu through some extensive testing later, but ended up playing with Debian and other distros again, and this time got hooked(the difference between then and now is night and day). My view is Ubuntu lost some stability after Dapper and got even more bloated. Sure, some are worse, but there is much better(like Debian).
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A wise person knows enough to know they couldn't possibly know everything.

There are zealots for every OS, like every religion. They do not represent the majority of users for either.


spacce

join:2001-10-20
Mobile, AL
reply to Derspankster

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January 2013
Wow, one of those older threads, had a screenshot from mine..
I don't think i have posted since then, so it's been 10+ years it seems..

here's a my current one
Not much to look at though
it's Mint 14 , Cinnamon


aa2k

join:2000-10-06
Damascus, MD

spacce,
Hi, just love your wallpaper, very clean... do you mind sharing?



spacce

join:2001-10-20
Mobile, AL

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sure
I got it here...

»www.noobslab.com/2012/08/downloa···ion.html

but uploaded it here


aa2k

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Damascus, MD

said by spacce:

sure
I got it here...

»www.noobslab.com/2012/08/downloa···ion.html

but uploaded it here

Awesome!! thanks!!

pablo
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reply to JohnInSJ

said by JohnInSJ:

said by darthanubis:

Has the spirit of the Wallpaper thread changed? I ask those who have been here 10+ years?

I never post because mine is the same year after year. Isn't that what an LTS distro is all about?

Wait, you haven't been here ten years yet ... not until Sep 22nd.

Cheers,
-pablo
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Netbook
My desktop and netbook are now both on Fedora 18, and I've switched back to KDE again.


Selenia
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Ehhh...Not sure I like the new KDE look...and I was going to go through the trouble of compiling it for Debian as an alternate desktop. I'll stick with older 4.x there. Anyways, thank you for sharing. These posts are always useful for figuring out what one might want to try in the future. Meh, still thinking as I post, I still might to see all the new features. KDE has always been very customizable and skinnable. One thing that has made me favor it for so long, since 3.x was new.
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pablo
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said by Selenia:

Ehhh...Not sure I like the new KDE look..

Hi Selenia See Profile,

When I start fresh with KDE, I always use my ~/.kde4 and ~/.kde directory trees. This way the latest KDE anything looks the way I like it.

Cheers,
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said by Selenia:

Ehhh...Not sure I like the new KDE look...

Is this better? :P

EDIT: Added an 'action' shot.


Selenia
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Yeah, looks more like my KDE 4.4.5 in Debian, which I love. Maybe that huge icon config on a low res netbook screen threw me a bit



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Yeah the Plasma Netbook desktop I am still trying out. It seems to focus on launching apps quickly and running them in full screen which great for a small screen Netbook.



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Nadia DE desktop
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XP on VirtualBox desktop
Army Wallpaper Based on Mint Nadia. One is my mandatory XP screen, the other is my normal desktop. Nothing spectacular, but it works for me on both counts.
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