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Pragyan 2011 - Tux Venture

Tux Venture

Tux Venture, an event which provides a great chance to showcase your creativity ,taste and design skills in the open source arena.

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

You are free to use any ICON SETS, WALLPAPERS, THEMES, WINDOW MANAGERS  or make them on your own !

Results are out:(Mail your details to for certificates and prize claim):

   1. Saashwath S T (
   2. Sriram S (
   3. Prashanth T R (

Special Prizes are to be given to future designers:

    * Vasantharajan S (
    * Satish N R (
    * Arun M (

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. The wallpaper to use can be found here.
  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.

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


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