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venam
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This is a simple ricing contest/compilation and the rules are simple:

Post a setup that is retro or "greescreen"-like.
We'll cast the vote during the rest of the month and post result in the end.
Mafia
Long time nixers
But what if i consider something retro that others don't.
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
(16-06-2017, 02:13 PM)Mafia Wrote: But what if i consider something retro that others don't.

You'll most likely get the least votes! Now.I'm curious though..
pyratebeard
Long time nixers
I'm so retro I'm using punched cards
evbo
Members
On my list of "fun tech projects", there's been an entry for several years that would be perfect for this: "Put Debian Etch on my Mac LC III"

Honestly I don't have time this week but someday I'll get around to it
Mafia
Long time nixers
(16-06-2017, 02:15 PM)z3bra Wrote:
(16-06-2017, 02:13 PM)Mafia Wrote: But what if i consider something retro that others don't.

You'll most likely get the least votes! Now.I'm curious though..

Nah I don't have anything, I just wanted to talk. My stuff isn't cool enough for the retro club.
venam
Administrators
One week might not be enough so let's allow team work, multiple persons can work on the same rice.
Let's also allow customizations that you haven't made specifically for this contest.
venam
Administrators
Here we go, I'm the first one with an entry:
[Image: retro.png]
Tell me what you think and remember.
jkl
Long time nixers
1. Retro computing has no interactive UI except a teletype. Here's my approach:


Have I won now? ;-)

2. venam: Good start for a not-so-retro desktop - but it looks undecided between early-90s Amiga (Worker), 8-bit computing (these colored lines in the top left corner), late-90s Windows (the background image), DOS (the sysinfo in the top right corner) and 2010 (transparent urxvt windows).
Choose one!
venam
Administrators
(22-06-2017, 02:58 PM)jkl Wrote: 1. Retro computing has no interactive UI except a teletype. Here's my approach:
It's a theme, you can go beyond it, don't limit yourself.
If the contest was simply about reimplementing a vintage machine it would be boring.

(22-06-2017, 02:58 PM)jkl Wrote: 2. venam: Good start for a not-so-retro desktop - but it looks undecided between early-90s Amiga (Worker), 8-bit computing (these colored lines in the top left corner), late-90s Windows (the background image), DOS (the sysinfo in the top right corner) and 2010 (transparent urxvt windows).
You're good, you've hit 90% of them.
The prompt is also DOS.

I've mixed a bunch of different sources.
EDIT: I should have used "fake" transparency but I didn't bother.
EDIT2: Also the WM is UDE which is late 90s, early 2K.
resk
Members
Too late to join but maybe I can propose something.
Can we use this thread to post any retro/retro-like screenshots?

I've seen those:
[Image: wvnlfh.png]
[Image: lgq4e2my0ofx.png]
[Image: 2016-09-24--katriawm.png]
venam
Administrators
(30-10-2017, 01:00 PM)resk Wrote: Can we use this thread to post any retro/retro-like screenshots?
Sure, let's do that, it's a good idea.
We can also compile those into a slideshow page for inspiration.

Here's an Fvwm screenshot with a retro-like theme, CDE, and a 95-ish Xfce.
[Image: z0ZCtu1.png]
[Image: CDE_2012_on_Linux.png]
[Image: Yur6U7a.png]
Tmplt
Long time nixers
(30-10-2017, 01:00 PM)resk Wrote:
[Image: 2016-09-24--katriawm.png]

I'm not sure why, but I really like katriawm's decorations. I should probably see if I can spend a week with it.