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INR 5,000


With improvement of OSs and processor speeds, reaching what you want from your desktop isn’t a big challenge. But reaching them in minimum steps or minimum time is.



This is where we work at Tux Venture.



You are given the freedom to make what you want to design your desktop that outstands in design and the way it unfolds.



Tux Venture, provides great motivation to showcase your creativity design that performs as good as it looks, in the open source arena.



The task is to design an eye-candy desktop for GNU/Linux.



You are free to use make ICON SETS, WALLPAPERS, THEMES, WINDOW MANAGERS  or use existing ones.



Contestants must submit 5 screenshots of your design work which is as follows:


  1. Desktop with wallpaper of your choice
  2. Desktop with wallpaper provided by us. (Will be put up soon!!!).
  3. With any File Manager open ( Nautilus, Dolphin, Thunar etc. )
  4. Two screenshots of your own choice ! ( Music player, Any other app..)(optional)

The Screenshots must be in JPG or PNG format with a maximum file size of 1MB each.

You can also provide a screencast in the description file indicating how you design your desktop. Upload it to any popular video sharing service. This counts for your score, but is optional

A Description file with the following sections:

  1. Your Name, Address, Phone.
  2. Screencast link(optional)
  3. Detailed description of your desktop design (We will be Reading this ! )

Put the 5 Images and the Description file in a .ZIP archive with your pragyan login as the file name (e.g ) and upload it on the website ( link will be provided soon ).

The formats accepted are .zip, .tar, .tar.gz

All the best! Let your desktop speak of you!!!


  • The submissions must be ORIGINAL
  • The documentation will be used to verify the authenticity of your work. If found to have been manipulated, the submission will be disqualified. 
  • The submissions must follow the format as specified. Those that do not, will be disqualified




The evaluation will be based on the following factors:

  • The eye-candy features of your desktop.
  • Originality and creativity used.
  • The documentation


Arvind M

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