I'll Show You Mine, You Show Us Yours

Before anyone shows me something we'll both regret, let me clarify I'm strictly talking about desktop screenshots.  :)

Our Desktop issue of Linux Journal is coming up, and we thought it would be fun to have a desktop contest!  Is your desktop awesome?  Is it super functional?  Insanely spartan?  Just green text on a black background?  Made from the shorn fur of a thousand puppies?

As you can see in the screenshot below, my desktop isn't anything special.  I have the applications I need in the task bar, and keep most of the things you see open all the time.  When it comes to work, most of it ends up being done in a terminal window or word processor.  (My jobs are non-stop excitement)

If I were editing a video, you'd see kdenlive running on a second virtual screen.  Apart from that, what you see is what you get.  I'm pretty boring. 


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But we know YOU aren't boring!  Show us your desktop, and we'll pick our favorite.  That screenshot, along with information on who owns it, will be printed in our February issue.

What makes a desktop winning material?  You tell us!  Why should your desktop be immortalized in the February issue of Linux Journal?  Just remember, your editorial staff full of family friendly folks.  Well, for the most part anyway.  If my wife steps into my office and finds me sorting through desktop photos of hardcore pornography, let's just say we all lose.  Me especially!  (So keep it family friendly, for my kid's sake)

Oh, also HURRY!  This contest is only open until Monday, November 15th.  If you're the sort of person that would like to win a contest, you only have a few days to fabricate the perfect desktop.  If you're honest, like my pathetic screenshot above will attest to, it should be plenty of time to take a simple screenshot.

We are looking forward to seeing your screenshots.  Hopefully we get lots of entries, because if my screenshot is the only option, it will make for a sad winner's circle in our magazine.  :)

Enter Here!

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

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