From the Forums: May 2012 Desktops

One of the more popular features on the Neowin Forums is the monthly desktop thread.

Last month the April 2012 Desktops thread received 190 replies and over 33,000 views. In just over a week the May Desktops thread is already 6 pages long with 84 replies.


Submission by Mephistopheles on Windows 7.

This morning, Neowin member Mephistopheles posted his desktop using a new Neowin themed wallpaper Arron created yesterday (including fulfilled screen size requests!). 


Submission by Killa Aaron on OS X.

Our community is also quite diverse, Apple gets some lovin' (shown above) as well as the Windows 8 Consumer Preview shown below.


Submission by Mr. Dee on Windows 8

The thread is also a great resource for some great wallpapers that members share amongst themselves, so why not check it out and add yours if you already haven't.

You can find mine in there too.

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A little something from an Apple almost-hater:
The OSX screenshot looks like ten years ahead from the Windows 8 one. Or better said, THAT Windows 8 ss looks like crap.

It does, but it's probably got to do something with the ugly ass oversized flower and the horrible colour scheme!

thartist said,
A little something from an Apple almost-hater:
The OSX screenshot looks like ten years ahead from the Windows 8 one. Or better said, THAT Windows 8 ss looks like crap.

sibot said,
It does, but it's probably got to do something with the ugly ass oversized flower and the horrible colour scheme!

If all you care about is a wallpaper and color scheme I can't imagine how annoying you must be to your System Admin or IT Department. Because, when they are done Group Policing your a$$ the only thing you can do is get your work done and be silent.

Mr. Dee said,

Offended rant...

Well it's hardly worthy of front page news. What with the Windows basic shell too?

Mind you the Windows 7 one isn't that much better.

Lulwut? Where did all that rage rant come from? I keep my OS aesthetically and functionally tuned. I have no clue how you presumed that the wallpaper and colour scheme is the only thing that matters to me. I don't find your desktop visually appealing and I don't think any group policy or systems administrator had anything to do with it. And like b_roca said, it's hardly worthy of being posted on the front page.

Mr. Dee said,

If all you care about is a wallpaper and color scheme I can't imagine how annoying you must be to your System Admin or IT Department. Because, when they are done Group Policing your a$$ the only thing you can do is get your work done and be silent.

Mark said,
People can post any OS in this thread so I don't see what you're complaining about.

Don't ruin his fun, his probably been looking to do some Linux trolling all day!

MikeHellstone said,

Don't ruin his fun, his probably been looking to do some Linux trolling all day!

He wasted the good troll on you...

Oh I see, have 3 OS's but screw gnu/linux when you just replace it windows 8, that's not at all like windows 7 or anything...

n_K said,
Oh I see, have 3 OS's but screw gnu/linux when you just replace it windows 8, that's not at all like windows 7 or anything...
It's completely different to Windows 7! See, he's had to put a shortcut to shutdown on his desktop because he couldn't find it any other way.

n_K said,
Oh I see, have 3 OS's but screw gnu/linux when you just replace it windows 8, that's not at all like windows 7 or anything...

I'm not sure why Linux should be considered important?

The 3 chosen are: Most used OS (Windows 7), then the main Windows alternative (OSX), and then the next 'significant OS' to be launched.

I don't think Linux has been or even will be considered significantly important.

Even if we go on market share then we'd have to list XP and Vista, before OSX, Windows 8 and Linux.

JamesWeb said,
It's completely different to Windows 7! See, he's had to put a shortcut to shutdown on his desktop because he couldn't find it any other way.

Actually, no, because its faster. I also have the system power button set to shutdown.