Believe it or not, this is an actual Halo desktop


This is one fine, fine desktop. And yes, it is a desktop! A gentlemen, rykennedyan, created this Halo desktop using Rainmeter and a bit of elbow grease.

So what’s going on here?

Grenades – Each grenade launches a specific application. I currently have them set to, from left to right, Pidgin, Steam, Foobar, and Firefox. Yes, I’ve yet to do a Frag Grenade icon. ;)

Power Drainer – Opens a Shutdown menu. You can choose Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep

Health Bar – Displays current track progress, with artist and title above it.

Battle Rifle and Ammo Count – Displays current unread message count from Gmail and the Battlerifle opens Gmail.

Ammo Clip – Top clip is download traffic; bottom clip is upload traffic.

Radar – As of now, all this does is download and save an image for the local radar from Weather Underground. I’m currently editing a GIMP script which will automatically crop and edit the picture to display properly upon download. What you see here is the intended look. It also displays the current temperature.

Time and Game Type – Display current time and date.

Blue Score and Red Score – Display current CPU and RAM usage.

Player Callsigns – These behave just like my TweetScanner skin.

Battlerifle Ammo Count – Displays current battery status; it displays 0 in this picture because I’m using my desktop which is not on a battery.

Also, if you’re into Twitter, you can follow the guy to track the desktop’s evolution, or merely keep track of the hashtag, #HaloHUD.

via Lifehacker