Flickr user Sebastian Nielsen wanted a desktop that was both informative but also reflects his hope for a white Christmas (how very northern hemisphere). He took this serene, snow-covered desktop and populated it with Rainmeter widgets to give him quick access to folders and his Google Calendar appointments.
If you want the same look for your Windows system, here's what you'll need:
- The Snowy Park Wallpaper from WallpapersWide
- Rainmeter, a system monitor and customisation utility for Windows
- The Enigma suite for Rainmeter for the Google Calendar and folder shortcuts
- The Omnimo UI for Rainmeter to create some of the top bar elements
- The SuperColossal Clock Skin or Rainmeter to create the clock and date at the bottom of the screen
- iTunes Player 2 for Rainmeter from DeviantArt
- The Ecqlipse 2 Icon Pack (sic) from DeviantArt for Rainmeter to customise the taskbar
If you need help getting all of the components to look just right, head over to tutorial on setting up Rainmeter to get started, or head over to Sebastian's flickr page and ask. If you have a Mac or are running Linux, you can approximate some of the same effects using GeekTool or Conky, respectively, though you won't be able to produce an exact replica.
Dual Screen Desktop [Flickr]