Originally Posted by phaseshift
being the newbie that I am, I like how you got your linux to look like that. How exactly did you accomplish this?
He is using "Gnome 3" as his Desktop Environment in that screenshot, the top bar is the new "gnome-panel" which I believe has since been refered to as "Gnome Shell." From there, the information panel on the lefthand side is a small, easy to configure, scriptable status monitor called "conky." From there, you can use Google's reverse image search to find that wallpaper, I can't do it from work, but it should pull 'er right up.