Saturday, July 24, 2010

Linux: Retro Desktops


I like messing around with my desktop. I decided to give it a retro Windows look. I used the Redmond theme, set all my fonts to Monospace 10, used a boring gray background, and tweaked my editor and terminal colors.

Now I know that Windows 2000 didn't use monospace fonts for everything, and it supported backgrounds other than a drab grab, but doing it this way sets a pleasant, calm, nostalgic mood.

What's strange about this 1 AM post is that a) I've been a Linux user for so long that I've never even used Windows 2000 b) I'm using Mint Linux which aims at offering a very elegant, polished look--which I've totally screwed up ;)

By the way, what I'd really like is a desktop that looks like the original Macintosh. That'd be pretty neat looking for this MacBook running Linux ;)

Ok, yes, I probably need to get a life, but I wonder if there's anyone else out there who likes retro looking desktops.

4 comments:

Brandon L. Golm said...

You've done it again JJ. Ruined an already ruined computer.

Get rid of the title-bar gradient, that's way too fancy.

tyler said...

try http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Classic+Platinum+OS9?content=111662 and http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Classic?content=46208 for that lovely os9 flavor.

Shannon -jj Behrens said...

Nice ;)

Shannon -jj Behrens said...

Or I could just run MacOS under Linux: http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/

Crazy!