If looking at the clouds in the sky inspires you as much as it inspires Jonathan Miller, this desktop might be right up your alley. A few well placed and unobtrusive widgets positioned around the top and sides of the screen so they're in view while he's working, and some little fluffy clouds in the centre for when everything else is minimised, and you have an attractive, functional desktop that doesn't get in the way of your work.
If you want the same look for your Windows desktop, here's what you'll need:
- Jonathan's own photo as the wallpaper (thanks for the CC licensing, Jonathan!)
- Rainmeter system management and configuration tool for Windows
- The Elementary skin for Rainmeter for the clock, date and weather widgets
- The Flat skin for Rainmeter for the upload/download bandwidth monitors
- The Recycle Bin skin for Rainmeter for -- yes -- the replacement Recycle Bin
- The Windows 7 Start Button Changer and KingMoeha's Token Orb
- The Token icon set to replace some of the application icons
If you're a Mac user, you can get a similar feel on your desktop with GeekTool and our getting started guide to using it. If you're a Linux user, the Conky system utility and some shell themes might be a good start.
Cloud Desktop [Flickr]