Original theme by ~lassekongo83 port for XP by me. The Best LS theme ever by =MangoSango Beautiful Gaia icons by *Raindropmemory CompactCAD Skins by ~kAtz93 Walpaper Minimal by Pete Harrison xWindowsDock by Caleb Largo AWESOME Rainmeter by ~reb70 DESIGN GAIA LOGO by *imrik nice.
I could never use a desktop like this and find it actually usable. I suppose I'm questioning the practicality of such a desktop setup in this critique. I can't help but wonder, because every time I've attempted to use a minimalist desktop (on Windows or Linux) it often feels like more work then the standard DE (and having used LS and Blackbox and many other alternate DEs and shells, I can say with authority that it often is). That said, I admire these sorts of desktops, they are quite beautiful but I can't believe anyone actually uses them like this all the time. I don't see how it would work. As soon as you open any ugly application (and Windows and Linux have plenty of them) it would totally destroy the aesthetics of the desktop. I can only assume these images are composed strictly for looks and are never actually used as they appear in the screenshot. Unless all you do is mod your desktop and do nothing else.