Post your old desktop?

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I was looking through all my old photos on my hard drive and came across one of my desktop from 2007. For some reason i thought it would be neat to see other peoples old photos if you have any of desktops :x It's a interesting little time capsule. Shows what i was into around that time. Dumb idea? Maybe.

October 2007
October 2007

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Aw man, I really miss Windows XP sometimes.

My photo is a bit more recent. And also really blurry. From either 2009 or 2010, about a year or so before I built my first gaming rig. Doesn't quite hit the nostalgia factor quite as much for me, unfortunately.

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I had to go digging in my photobucket account of all things for this and damn, it explains a lot about middle school me. I assume this was around 2008, and the McAfee and AOL icons were my mom's doing. As you can clearly see, I had better taste and used Internet Explorer to browse deviantart. I was a very classy anime-loving teenage girl.

Edit: my current desktop is the k-pop group Rainbow so I haven't changed THAT much, aesthetic-wise.

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I was really excited for FFX-2 in early 2003 :(

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I also loved Fatal Frame

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I don't have anything like this floating around. I didn't actually have my own computer until 2008 or so, in high school, and that one was old. I can't for the life of me remember what I used as the background, I think I just put Ubuntu on it and never changed the background. I was too busy fucking around with Linux.

We haven't even had a current wallpaper thread in a long time, actually. I'd like to see one, I need to steal some wallpapers.

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Heh. Vintage 2006.

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Bonus points for knowing just what the hell it's referencing. Seriously, it was a joke desktop that I set at the time which ended up being kept for months.

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@justin258: weird I can't recall my windows xp computer's background either.

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#8  Edited By szlifier

ANIME

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#9  Edited By OMGFather

From 2005, it was a developer chat on Xfire (wow memories) for Call of Duty 2. Not showing the whole desktop but only one I could find!

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Come with me, back to 2001...

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I don't have a screenshot of my actual desktop, sadly, but I'm pretty sure I had this one as a wallpaper from around 2002 to 2006 (it's from a german punk band that I was way into back then)

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It's been this for like 10 years. No reason to change!

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@teoball said:

I was really excited for FFX-2 in early 2003 :(

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I think I used variation of this character in FF for my desktop.

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#14  Edited By xanadu

@csl316: you could change it to a higher resolution of that photo you wierdo.

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@xanadu: It's nice and sharp and I can see the pixels here, blame GB compression!

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It turns out I have a bunch of these. I think I had windows Me for the metal slug one.

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2010, shared on this very website.

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Found the oldest one I still have. From June 17, 2009. So elegant and organized. LimeWire. Also 1366x768 was a hard resolution to find backgrounds for, I remember.

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This is the symbol of the P.A.P (People's.Action.Party). The ruling party of Singapore.

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That was never really a thing for me. I just used my desktop as a tool. for me it was mostly about crazy nested folders.

But yeah I don't have any screen shots.

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My desktops have always been pretty much the same, 0 icons and some nice looking vista or the orion nebula.

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Ugh. Dug this up on a really old Photobucket account, based on the pictures surrounding it this would've been somewhere around 2005 or 2006 so 13 years to 14 years old at the time.

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This was probably around 2006/2007 and it's terrible!

The worst wallpaper!
The worst wallpaper!
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I've only ever used default backgrounds with no shortcuts.

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#25  Edited By fisk0  Moderator

I just came across a backup within a backup of a backup of my 2003 Pentium II Windows XP machine, and found two desktop screenshots in there, one from 2002 and one from earlier in 2003, both featuring System Shock backgrounds:

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