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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:12 am

Mine doesn't change near as frequently as it once did, or not at all actually, but I figured I could at least take a new screenshot. (I needed an excuse to remake this thread. :stoned:)

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Postby Fris » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:19 pm

What might the icons between iTunes and TextEdit be?
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Postby peterlocke123 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:32 pm

yay for macs!!!

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:51 am

What might the icons between iTunes and TextEdit be?
From left to right:

Colloquy: A Mac IRC client based on the Adium GUI.

BOINC: A little scientific app that uses your extra cpu cycles (Nice) for various distributed computing projects of your choosing.

NeoOffice: A Microsoft Office alternative based on OpenOffice, but it doesn't require X11 and the most recent version has an Aqua interface.

Seashore: Based on GIMP, like NeoOffice this has Aqua and doesn't require X11.

I've actually never used Seashore (or GIMP for that matter) other than a little screwing around when I first downloaded it. I've always done all my image editting in GraphicConverter, although I imagine some of it would be easier in a program with layers.
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Postby daPyr0x » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:50 am

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Postby peterlocke123 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:32 pm

oo, nice theme and desktop daPyr0x!!!

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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:13 pm

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i am not at ALL computer savvy. and this isn't even my computer. it's my ex-roommate's laptop that she is no longer in need of. so she gave it to me to use until i can afford my own. i love my desktop though. it used to be a picture of me and henry, but clearly that had to change. and this image is ironically appropriate.
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:52 pm

Based on GIMP, like NeoOffice this has Aqua and doesn't require X11.
Is X11 bad in some way, or something? I don't mean to argue by asking the question, nor am I defending it or anything, but I'm just wondering if it's somehow a nuisance for OSX users, or something.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:10 am

I can't speak for OS X users in general, but it's a nuisance for me. It adds another step in launching an app, since you have to have X11 running before you can launch an app that requires it. Having menus in the window when you're used to all your apps using the menubar is a bit annoying. It's also just ugly in my opinion.
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Postby peterlocke123 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:02 pm

I can't speak for OS X users in general, but it's a nuisance for me. It adds another step in launching an app, since you have to have X11 running before you can launch an app that requires it. Having menus in the window when you're used to all your apps using the menubar is a bit annoying. It's also just ugly in my opinion.
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Postby Fris » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:29 am

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Postby Virlomi » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:56 am

Wow, reading that thread was surreal.

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:16 am

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Postby luminousnerd » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:30 am

This is a PC unfortunately, but I at least made it look a bit like a Mac. Maybe that counts for something...

Anyway, while we're on the topic, I have a REAL mac as well, and I just have to recommend this AWESOME piece of software which PWNS the hell out of OpenOffice, Word, NeoOffice, and of course, Textedit. It's called Jer's Novel Writer. It FREAKING ROCKS. I swear to God.

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Postby Seiryu » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:41 am

Too big. Make it smaller.

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Postby puppets » Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:24 pm

This is my desktop that i changed about 15 minutes ago. Its a screenshot of a game I don't play anymore, but still have on my computer, I just think the screenshot looks awesome and I am proud of myself *smiles*


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This is my current desktop. I am definitly a ps2 fan, and I love Shadow of the collosus, and ICO. And don't worry, I know I am a gaming nerd.


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Postby Mahatma » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:59 pm

Yay for Saras and our Harry Potter desktops!

This is on mine:

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... but in the top lefthand corner, I typed my full name in Greek, Russian, Hindi, and Arabic (in that order). You know, just to prove that I'm a Ravenclaw. :wink: I've also got two countdown widgets: one until I leave for Barcelona, and another until the premiere of OotP.

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Postby ender1 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:13 am

Yeah, I have it running. Wanted to see how it was progressing, I've been switched back to Metacity for a few days now.

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Postby luminousnerd » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:41 am

Yeah, I have it running. Wanted to see how it was progressing, I've been switched back to Metacity for a few days now.
Hehe :) well truth be told, I like the cool look of it. But I really don't like that it won't ever work for me no matter what I do :(

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:13 pm

I just have to recommend this AWESOME piece of software which PWNS the hell out of OpenOffice, Word, NeoOffice, and of course, Textedit. It's called Jer's Novel Writer. It FREAKING ROCKS. I swear to God.
TextEdit does everything I need it to do, which isn't much. I keep Office around for the Excel spreadsheets. I tried Open/Neo but they ended up being too buggy and resource intensive to bother with since I already have Office anyways.
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Postby luminousnerd » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:09 pm

Dr M, well, I was using Textedit before I got this software. Of course TextEdit does everything I need, but Jer's Novel Writer does it faster and perhaps makes my writing more creative, in the sense that I don't have to think so much about the mechanics.

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:03 pm

There's not much creativity or mechanics involved in jotting down a few notes every once in awhile.
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Postby Rei » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:42 am

I made a Narnia poster the other day and decided to use it as my background:

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Postby Mahatma » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:11 pm

*bump*

I can post my actual desktop now since it doesn't have my full name on it! :stoned:

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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:27 pm

Booooorrrrrinnnng.

Okay. This is mine.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:47 pm

Jan, I love the "Welcome to the Intertubes" icon.
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Postby peterlocke123 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:05 am

New computer and new desktop:

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Postby lovesonia » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:51 am

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It's a picture I took at one of my favorite beaches in Monterey. Since I don't get to the [edit] *beach* much any more, I keep a picture on my desktop and a sound file in itunes. Sad, I know.
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Postby eriador » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:11 am

Oooh! I wanna hear that file! That's a cool way of keeping you in touch with the beach.

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