How did the desktop of the main Linux and Unix developers look like in 2002 ? There is a website with a compilation with the desktop captures of personalities such as Dennis Ritchie (Unix’s father), Jon “maddog” Hall, Jordan Hubbard, etc. It will bring you nostalgie if you used Gnu/Linux a long time ago.
If you look the gallery you will notice that more than beautiful desktops they are functional and “free” desktops as far as possible.
Blog’s author says:
In 2002, for Unix.se, I asked a number of developers/Unix people for screenshots of their desktops. Sort of like a crude usesthis.com-style thing.
Dennis Ritchie (creator of C, co-creator of Unix):
Bram Moolenaar (author of Vim)
Rasmus Lerdorf (creator of PHP):
Jon “maddog” Hall (Linux International, Open Source Initiative):