Yes I only just posted this picture in a previous post talking about Debian, but I just have to come out and say purple and violet are some of the greatest colours in the world. That's okay to admit, isn't it?
I haven't had much time to theme this Gnome desktop yet, but I think the Crux icons and Unity GTK+ theme with 65% transparency in menu bars and Terminal windows for a purplish Mac OS X look is pretty swish.
Even with full composting on a heavy desktop environment like Gnome the system is still able to fly on my ThinkPad X40 which was built four years ago. That's something Windows 7 can barely pull off on similar hardware let alone Vista.
The background image is of course the awesome Senjougahara Hitagi from Bakemonogatari which I've been reviewing here. Interestingly enough if you do an image search for Senjougahara Hitagi on The Googles one of my posts is currently the third result on the first page. Apparently her fan club is small!