We haven't seen a lot of OS X desktops lately, so when Lyndon Woodland submitted his, using his own photo as the desktop no less, we had to highlight it. He makes great use of Geektool to provide just enough useful information on-screen, but not so much it gets in the way when he needs to work.
Want the same look for your Mac? Here's what you'll need to get it:
- The Bavarian Alps wallpaper, one of Lyndon's own photographs
- The GeekTool system monitor and configuration utility for Mac OS.
- The HDD Disk Capacity Meter geeklet from Mac OS X Tips
- The date and time scripts from this package of geeklets
- The Spotify Now Playing geeklet from Mac OS X Tips
- The Obsidian menu bar utility to turn the menu bar black
- The teardrop-shaped icons from this vector package, which Lyndon then added directly to the photo. Then he placed the geeklets over top.
Using GeekTool is definitely not as simple as something like Rainmeter, but you get a lot more control over what a widget does and doesn't do, how it looks, and where it's positioned on screen. Plus, you don't have to install a massive package or theme just to get the elements you want. If you're interested in getting started with GeekTool, we have a guide to help you learn the ropes.
If you have more questions about Lyndon's desktop, head over to his Flickr page to leave him a comment and ask away. Don't forget to let him know how much you like his work (and his photo) while you're there!
Simple Blissful Alps Desktop [Flickr]