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LightWaves (Special Edition)

This is a special desktop, hence the "(Special Edition) tag after the name. This is more than a desktop to show you the rainmeter skin, and its almost perfect harmoney with the background which is actually hidden by the skin oddly but the focal point of ones computer (mine) and the "apps" that are integrated into said setup.

 

Apps

The apps (I like to call applications, apps, ever since the App Store came out, it just sounds 1337) is the central focus of this desktop. A computer is nothing without apps to customize the way it works, (just like the iPhone ^_^). This is my computer so you get to see the apps I use, since 1'z @r3 c00l3r :P

 

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Photoshop CS4

Yes, I recently got into Photo editing because it intrigued me. I talked to my Web Design teacher at school, and he handed over the official Adobe Systems Photoshop CS4 handbook. Anyways, I downloaded it with NO intention in my mind to use it, I just wanted it on my computer, but now I am really looking into the photo editing spectrum as something new that I can learn on the computer.

 

CCleaner

This should come preinstalled on every computer INCLUDING Mac (if it had Mac Support). CCleaner is just beast, and that is all I have to say

 

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta

No computer nerd would settle for OpenOffice, unless your like a freaking dev of it. No if your a real nerd, you get the real thing of the real thing.

 

Revo Uninstaller

This should be the replacement for the stock Windows Add/Remove programs, program. This is the best, since it can force uninstall software, and search for left over files and registry index's after the install. This is a must have.

 

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Dropbox

Dropbox is awesome. I currently don't have a USB flash Drive, or an external hard drive, so Dropbox is the best solution for me. Besides the fact that it stores 2GB of information (3 GB for me, invited people suckers) its also good as an online backup just incase everything goes wrong. Sure its only 2GB (upgradeable to 5GB for free if you invite people and 100GB for a monthly cost) but its worth it.

 

SuperAntiSpyware

I torrent, a lot. Around 10-15GB every month, and you can't be too carefull even when your browsing The Pirate Bay looking for the most seeders. Thats why I have SuperAntiSpyware. I use it because of 1 feature: you can quit it. Unlike AVG you can quit SuperAntiSpyware whenever you like, and being a person with a somewhat slow computer, its something that can mean the difference from raging at startup or browsing the web 2 seconds after login.

 

Rainmeter

Desktop Widgets are awesome. And they are even more awesome, as long as its not the stock widgets in Vista or 7. Rainmeter takes it away, and I'm hooked. I can never run away, and people have seen me try that in the past (it never worked). After spending a little over a year with it, learning the coding, its hard to tear away from the roots.

 

PeerGaurdian2

When your torrenting, you gotta have a solution for all those anti-p2p organizations, and PeerGaurdian2 SUCKS at that, because its blacklist URL has been down for over a year, so its can't update. But it still updates the Government IP's and thats enough for me to run PeerGaurdian2 while torrenting.

 

uTorrent

My life is not complete without uTorrent. Free, everything is just awesome. Music, Movies, Software, its perfect. 'Nuff Said

 

Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo

I love social networking. I have a lot of accounts. Some of these are Facebook, Myspace, and of course Yahoo Email. Wouldn't it rock if their was a program that could handle all your social networks, AND all your IM clients? I present Digsby. My quote unquote "IM + Email + Social Networks". Its perfect for me

 

Windows Update

I love Updating my computer, just makes me feel better. Nothing special though, I actually had an update when I took this screenshot ^_^

 

Logmein

Remote Controling amazed me. I had to have it, so I did. Now I can control my computer from any computer like I am sitting right in front of it. Its soo helpful, when I wanted to start something on my computer like a defrag, but wasn't around it. Its perfect when you find out that you forgot to start that spyware scan, and just remote control your computer and start it. Its a life Saver, a Must have.

 

Conclusion

So this is it. These are the "apps" to my "iPhone" that make me feel good whenever I use it ^_^

 

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Visual Style

NiteLiteXP

 

WallPaper

MonoChrome Wave

 

Rainmeter Skins

The Interface

   

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Taken on March 8, 2010