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The Departure Songs Desktop

We’ve seen some simple desktops and some busy ones, but this one from reader Peregerine, walks the line pretty well. It keeps a lot of the space in the center clear so you have plenty of room to work, but also adds some widgets and tools around the periphery that are useful and informative.


The Edge Of The World Desktop

This OS X desktop is simple, elegant, and combines a few simple widgets with a gorgeous wallpaper to great effect. If you like what you see, here’s how you can set it up, customise your own menubar, and give your Mac the same look.


The Simple Sidebar Desktop

This chill, cityside beach desktop was submitted to our desktop show and tell pool by reader Yuki, and even though it’s not elaborate, it still looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too.


The Ripples In Space Desktop

nVisionary’s desktop combines just a little Rainmeter with a beautiful wallpaper to create a look that all fits together nicely. A starry sky littered with system monitors and a great now playing widget make a great sit-down or second screen monitor with enough space to get stuff done, too.


The Mirror's Edge Desktop

I’m pretty excited for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, and this desktop, submitted by reader 0BUX to our Desktop Showcase certainly isn’t helping. It looks amazing. Here’s how to make it yours.


The Simply Ubuntu Desktop

Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we’ve said, sometimes less is more, and this desktop makes good use of a few widgets to make a great UI even better.


The Simple Monitor Desktop

Flickr user d.chasenelson‘s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimise other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.


The Mirrored Colour Dual-Monitor Desktop

We don’t highlight dual display desktops nearly as often as I’d like, so when orbmeiser submitted this dual monitor setup, I took notice. He’s running Netrunner Linux on dual displays, and here’s what he used to set everything up.


The Buncho Desktop

Our friend and frequent featured desktop contributor Dobbie03 has switched from Windows back to Linux, and with gusto — his new Arch Linux desktop looks sharp. It’s well-customised to fit his workflow, and we love Java Sparrows (aka bunchos.) Here’s how he set it all up.


The Tropical Desktop

This desktop, sent in by reader Amy, brings a little summertime to our screens, which we can always appreciate. Best of all, it’s pretty streamlined and doesn’t require a ton of tweaking to get just right. If you want the same look, here’s how Amy did it.


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