Here is a description of some elements that you see in the actual screengrab above, which you can see at it's original size at 1152x900 in 16-bit color by clicking on it. The window manager is AfterStep and the system has been heavily tweaked to go for the full NeXTstep look using neXtaw and TkStep. I have hacked most of my tcl/tk programs to use the TkStep interpreter (wishstep) and use the mail program postilion which is a NeXTified version of TkRat. The icons are from all over the Internet, but many are from the 3dpixmaps package. I'm still in the process of fully tweaking this toolbar and theme. Lastly, it's fueled by Accelerated-X from Xi Graphics Inc.
- xcalc - I've included it to show the dramatic effect these tweaks have on regular X based Athena-widget applications! I also did some additional tweaks of my own on it.
- x11amp - Yep, I can play MPEG Layer 3 (MP3) files, and this is the way to do it. The interface is excellent.
- xanim - Displaying one of the animations I made using 3D Studio Max under Windows NT. Come on, at least I'm playing it under Linux...
- Netscape - This is version 4.0.5, Linux native version. No cheesy Windows Internet Explorer on this bad boy. Shown is my site map.
- GIMP - Definately one of Linux' "killer apps" is this Photoshop work-alike. I use it all the time in creating graphics for this web site. It's a must have.
- Postilion - This is the coolest Email program out there, in my not so humble opinion. It's an extension of TkRat, but totally NeXtified in the way it looks.
- Nedit - If you notice the editor window on the lower right, it's nedit which is a very customizable and powerful editor that's supports familiar Windoze keyboard accelerators, syntax highlighting, macros and more. One of the nicest X windows editor around. Sometimes it's hard to avoid using joe in an xterm though.
- xterm - Nothing special. I meant to run df and maybe uptime or some other things to show you my system, but I forgot. Maybe next time.
- The toolbar - I'm in the process of changing the toolbar once again, so you see a partially completed one above. You can always see the latest one I'm running on the toolbar page, along with descriptions of what's actually on it (click on the above link).
Things you don't see are all the other capabilities Linux has. It's hard to really show you a "screengrab" when there are so many cool things to show you. Above is only a small sampling of the really nice packages out there for Linux. There are emulators for practically every Commodore machine, Macintosh, DOS and Windows, Amiga and so much more. There are full office suites, programming environments, visual designers and graphic arts programs (like the GIMP seen above, but to show all of it would require another image the size of what you see already!) There's just so much, I can't list it all here. Perhaps on another page, some day. Of course, you could always Email me for an earful! ;>