So Jono Bacon and Jonathan Carter have started this meme where you post a picture of your very first Linux desktop and a picture of your current Linux desktop. Now I wasn’t quite as cool as those two sporting Red Hat. No, I went to Best Buy (yes, 10 years ago Linux was being sold in Best Buy) and bought a box containing Caldera’s Open Linux, complete with extra drivers CD (which I would need) and a manual.
I never took a screenshot of that desktop, and I doubt I’d still have it even if I did. But I found this one on Tux Radar, and it’s pretty much what it looked like.
That was then. Now I’m running Ubuntu 9.10 (yes, I still haven’t upgraded). I just installed some of the new community wallpapers coming in Lucid, and for the first time (ever) chose to use the Human theme.
And while we’re on the subject, this was a screenshot I grabbed a couple weeks ago, showing what I typically have running on my laptop. The Compiz Scale plugin helpfully arranges all my open windows for easy picking.