here is my desktop of my old XP system which I'm not using very often:
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Here is my win2k desktop. It's pretty ordinary, really. It's a dual head video, running two monitors at different resolutions.
On the left is the main screen. There's a mob of icons for my computer, personal files, network, etc. The desktop icon is the same as the desktop in the start menu, is also opened on the right.
The start menu shows how i deal with many programs under the "Programs" option. Most are moved to folders under "classed", both in the public directory (i:\users\public\start menu), and the user directory (i:\isers\wendy\start menu).
Under Program, comes apps i have decided not to move (eg object desktop, pcmag utils), and new proggies i have left there.
On the right, lie scattered icons of things that i have been playing with. For the piccie, i have opened the Desktop menu folder and "My computer" (with all of those drives, a la Windows Vista" The final icon is my little private data file, which lives on D:\cdata. It is not "my documents", but a cross-platform thing.