I wanted to share some eyecandy from my Ubuntu box. I found this phenomenal desktop image (hat tip Lifehacker), and when combined with the terminal app’s transparency setting, it creates a pretty cool effect, especially when you drag the terminal window around the desktop and the background changes.
Another cool effect is opening the terminal over a maximized app, e.g. Firefox. You get a neat window to the desktop through the maximized app/s. I guess I’m easy to please.
This is the tip of the iceberg for Ubuntu, which can be heavily customized to look/feel/act exactly the way you want, if you’re willing to spend the time. Very cool stuff.
After almost two months away from XP as my daily O/S, I don’t see myself going back, ever. However, Ubuntu continues to frustrate me, requiring almost daily reboots, sometimes hard shutdowns. Maybe that’s a patience fail on my part.
Recently, working in VMs has been a struggle. I wish I could dump them entirely, but alas, I still need to view web conferences.
Still, I’m committed to the switch, and overall, I’m pleased with Ubuntu.
Have you thought about switching away from Windows? Did you switch recently? Did it stick, or did you go back to Windows? Find the comments.