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In honor of the new year, here's looking back at my desktop from 10 years ago and how it compares to today.

mikestone.me/10-years-of-linux

Post 2 of the 2022 Series.

@mike I wish I made screenshots of my systems, they would be radically different today, then 10 or 15 years ago.

@parasurv @mike yeah I was thinking exactly the same. I actually only started keeping screenshots 6 years ago. Mostly because it was the only form of documentation at $new_ork a fact which I really hated at the time.

@fedops I actually have some that are much older. I didn't take screen shots that often then and I didn't keep them all unfortunately, so the selection is pretty sparse.

@parasurv

@mike @parasurv I sometimes think it would be nest to recreate the desktops of old. A lot of that stuff is still around, like CDE or OpenStep, or even OpenWindows and twm (Tom's Window Manager, 33 years of development!).

@mike wow, can't believe you actually had a screenshot of your 10 year ago desktop.

@Cambria If I remember correctly, it's Mint with Gnome3 (pre-Cinnamon days).

@mike I'm curious to see if I can find any of my screenshots c. 2007-2009. I used to post them online frequently but I also deleted some of those online accounts.

@mike and yes I was able to find my old desktop from 2007. My, how icons have changed over the years. No overly simplified circles to denote each application. Sorry for the low resolution.

@mike I was still using windows when computers looked like this. Reminds me of windows 95 quite a bit.

@sf @mike I remember that icon pack! No name though, but it was very popular back then.

@mike that 2012 desktop looking fresher than most people in 2022

@mike

Mine would look exactly the same, indeed Its looked exactly the same since 2007ish. DWM with no background or widgets. I love black screens covered in windows of text.

#dwm #dwm4life

@mike I love how your 10-year-old wallpaper was a Skyrim logo. Because I can't believe Skyrim is that old now.

@tulpa Oh yea, though it was pretty new at the time if I remember correctly. I still play that game on occasion!

@mike mine would be gnome 3.6 vs gnome 41.... I guess at least the wallpaper would have changed

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I like the vives of the 2012 one 😋. Also, more screen real state

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