I remember my first computer was a Vic20 - It was OK, but the low resolution coupled with a ridiculously small amount of ram and slow Datasette made it frustrating and I never really 'bonded' with it, it wasn't until I got my C64 that my love for computing really took off. As a result my C64 will always be my retro machine of choice and my favorite, I just love the C64.
When I got my first Amiga, the Amiga 500, it was amazing! The things this machine was capable of just blew my mind! However I always found that something was missing in comparison to my C64 - I had to load software off floppy, whether it be productivity software, communications software, games or the operating system (Workbench) - I hated having to boot the OS off a floppy and just wanted a hard drive that I could install my OS on in the hope that I could just drag most of my games to the HDD and be done with floppies altogether - Something that would have been difficult in the day considering the way most floppy based games worked.
The C64 had the operating system (Basic - extended DOS via an Action Replay) in ROM and I by far prefered such a configuration in comparison to the Amiga, the way I had to insert and load disks for everything i wanted to do on the machine made the Amiga feel more like a console than a real computing device, but HDD's were expensive for the A500 and I always swore that one day I'd have the $$ to get a real storage medium, complete with bootable Workbench, for my Amiga.
Fast forward to modern times and mass storage on the Amiga has progressed in major leaps and bounds while WHDload allows users to store virtually any game on HDD with none of the fragmentation/compatibility issues that the Amiga was renowned for in the day - The exact setup I always wanted! As a result I want to 'see' everyone's AmigaOS Workbench, I want to see what customizations you've made, what software you have installed and how you have it laid out. Hence, I present the 'Show us your Workbench thread'!
Below is a screenshot of my own Workbench. It's on my Amiga 1200 with an ACA1232 @ 40Mhz, Indivision AGA Mk2CR and 8GB CF HDD. It's running AmigaOS 3.1 with Scalos desktop. I've installed Tiny Meter to show CPU and memory usage with a separate partition for games and demo's. All games are installed via WHDload and easily accessible via the iGame front end - So far I haven't had a single game/demo that wouldn't run.
Show us your Workbench people, I'd love to see this thread grow!