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Windows 7 Gets a Dose of High Octane... Wallpapers

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a b $ Windows 7
May 4, 2009 7:09:47 PM

come on guys enough with the windows 7 news i mean the windows XP VM was fine but now reporting on what wallpapers windows 7 has? i mean really who cares
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May 4, 2009 7:18:01 PM

“Inspired by our neighbors in Zune, we worked with an agency called 72 and Sunny to search for illustrators around the world to create one-of-a-kind art work for you to have in Windows 7,”

It won't be one of a kind when everyone has the same preloaded backgrounds. One of the reasons people pick the wallpapers they do is because they want their computers to be unique.

I for one will find my own when i finally am able to upgrade to Windows 7.
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May 4, 2009 7:20:47 PM

Wow, Im a W7 fan and all but the day is half over already and this is the best news we can dig up around here.
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May 4, 2009 7:26:52 PM

Very artsy compared to previous Windows wallpapers. Although I have to say, that one with the grey-colored kids smiling and doing barrel rolls really creeps me out. Like... seriously creeps me out.
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May 4, 2009 7:29:06 PM

Well I for one am very interested in the wallpapers man. *cough* *cough* Oh man that was some good....what! oh, never mind. Nice that they got, what seems to be a sixties inspiration, wallpapers, but something with a little more depth would have been better.
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May 4, 2009 7:29:33 PM

SicundercoverWow, Im a W7 fan and all but the day is half over already and this is the best news we can dig up around here.

I think it might be partly due to the anticipation of public availability tomorrow
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May 4, 2009 7:33:13 PM

@Cache
Me too man, me too. Reminds me of that old horror flick, with the little critters that bunch in a ball, and roll over you, mouths eating your flesh off. *shudders*
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May 4, 2009 7:33:47 PM

Nice try. I've always wondered if people at M$ really care about how windows looks...
I mean their bundled wallpapers usually suck.
Now, these ones are plain ugly! I wouldn't put any of them on my desktop.

I think it's really nice we get to know so much about this new OS before launch, and W7 seems to be a good OS. But these ... no way!
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May 4, 2009 7:34:43 PM

who actually cares about wallpapers...............if someone need more wallpapers download it
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May 4, 2009 7:43:34 PM

While I am all for promotion of international cooperation and new design and all that...could we get some wallpapers that are just as cool but perhaps a bit more traditional in design? I mean, true, it's not all that important (since I just make my own wallpaper usually) but I would like to see a new creative background that isn't gaudy and/or filled with creepy white baby...things. =)
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May 4, 2009 7:54:12 PM

With wallpapers like these I want win7 now!
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May 4, 2009 8:03:03 PM

VerdaugaWhile I am all for promotion of international cooperation and new design and all that...could we get some wallpapers that are just as cool but perhaps a bit more traditional in design? I mean, true, it's not all that important (since I just make my own wallpaper usually) but I would like to see a new creative background that isn't gaudy and/or filled with creepy white baby...things. =)


There already are a handful of traditional wallpapers in windows 7 starting with earlier builds, but these new highly colorful wallpapers will look good on the desktops of PCs and laptops that are displayed on the shelves of major stores ... (without messing with the operating system), me thinks.

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May 4, 2009 8:03:12 PM

me wuv that image 35, by Punga!
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May 4, 2009 8:07:21 PM

CacheVery artsy compared to previous Windows wallpapers. Although I have to say, that one with the grey-colored kids smiling and doing barrel rolls really creeps me out. Like... seriously creeps me out.


Those are not kids. Those are some creepy rabbity things. They remind me a lot of Max from the Sam and Max games. (best games ever)
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May 4, 2009 8:22:02 PM

While I can appreciate having some variety in wallpapers other than stock photos of mountains, lakes, closeups of flowers, etc, those are just terrible. What, must every picture with "octane and personality" look like someone threw up a box of crayons?

It's all moot anyway though, as everyone has their own taste. Some want car images, some want models, some want cartoons, some want rendered surrealistic scenes, some want movie posters. I defy Windows to have enough default wallpapers to please more than a small portion of people. I was content to have the non-offensive nature scenes until replacing them with my own personalized walls.

Or is this MS saying "Everyone is unique, so here are some default images to show how much of an individual you are using a standard wall that came in the box"?
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May 4, 2009 8:34:52 PM

wow these backgrounds are... interesting. anyone else reminded of pokemon/digimon/other japanese cartoons? i guess its all a matter of taste but not what i'd expect from ms...
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May 4, 2009 8:38:22 PM

My wife's a nature photographer, I'll just keep using hers :)  She would kill me if I didn't, but that's beside the point.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 4, 2009 8:51:04 PM

Awwwful! Did some 7 year old draw those with MS paint? Tsiizz.
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May 4, 2009 9:08:01 PM

They look real nice.... if you're a 10 year old girl.
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May 4, 2009 9:20:49 PM

Meh... These are ok but I've been using the RC a few days now (I'm a MSDN subscriber), and I really like the new nature pics they included in the RC. I didn't even notice these, guess I wasn't really looking for them.
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May 4, 2009 9:22:17 PM

I just checked, and the ones I like are called "Landscapes"... Anyway, they're pretty cool to my eyes. Each to his own and all that jazz.
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May 4, 2009 9:22:48 PM

my god i've never seen anything so gay
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May 4, 2009 9:26:06 PM

unique; certainly has a specific taste but overal not bad
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May 4, 2009 9:29:57 PM

They're all terrible. Absolutely horrid wallpapers, I hope people have some other options.
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May 4, 2009 9:50:00 PM

ceterasNice try. I've always wondered if people at M$ really care about how windows looks... I mean their bundled wallpapers usually suck.Now, these ones are plain ugly! I wouldn't put any of them on my desktop.I think it's really nice we get to know so much about this new OS before launch, and W7 seems to be a good OS. But these ... no way!


Thats...why you can change them...
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May 4, 2009 10:00:59 PM

your_mamaAwwwful! Did some 7 year old draw those with MS paint? Tsiizz.

I'd be more impressed if one had. As it is though, I personally don't really like them much.
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May 4, 2009 10:10:55 PM

I won't be using any of those wallpapers, but I guarantee my fiance will love that one with the hearts all over it!!!
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May 5, 2009 12:05:12 AM

reallu ugly, lame wall papers.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 12:40:19 AM

i actually like the ones that came with the beta
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May 5, 2009 1:20:00 AM

ooo, shiny
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May 5, 2009 1:25:24 AM

Oh yea, I'm making a collage of these. Can't have one, must have them all.


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a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 1:33:30 AM

People are smoking Pot @ M$.....
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a b $ Windows 7
May 5, 2009 4:20:21 AM

OMG & Facepalm.
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May 5, 2009 5:58:32 AM

Fugly is too short a word to describe them
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May 5, 2009 8:01:00 AM

I thought the wallpapers were with cars or other gasoline based engines ... why else bother with octane?
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May 5, 2009 1:53:46 PM

pointless...
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May 5, 2009 2:00:21 PM

more like creepy...
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May 5, 2009 3:07:02 PM

Wow, new wallpaper is the best feature of a new OS, even though that wallpaper can be installed in any other operating system that exists? Genius. Furthermore, those wallpapers are indeed ugly. In fact, I don't like any of the built-in themes Windows 7 currently has.

I like cool wallpaper as much as the next guy, but as stunning as many of the wallpaper options have been in Windows Vista/7, most of them are unusable. Why, you ask? BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE MY ICONS. I refuse to use wallpaper that is so blinding that I have a hard time finding icons on the desktop because of it. It's not that I can't find them, but it shouldn't have to be a chore to do.

I generally find images that have enough darker color around the outer edges so I have places to put the icons where one can easily see them. Microsoft needs to drop Apple's form-over-function mentality with this stuff and actually give us themes that not only look good, but are reasonably functional as well, and finding usable wallpaper is as good a place as any to start.
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May 5, 2009 4:09:12 PM

Ugly. I'll stick to my contemporary Mike Swanson photographs, thank you very much.
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May 5, 2009 4:22:56 PM

Nevermind my previous comment. They're not just ugly, they're bowling shoe ugly. My 6 year old son thinks they look like Pokemon. How nice for him.
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May 5, 2009 6:42:39 PM

They aren't that bad. Some remind me of Xmas stop scene movies while others remind me more of Hello Kitty with are going to be popular with that crowd. MS is hitting it right, getting the right crowd that actually will use them. For most of the people here, tech geeks, I don't think MS could ever please that crowd and we'll be using our own anyway. Win - Win situation.
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June 17, 2009 7:09:03 PM

the new wallpapers are really gay. wtf were they thinking.
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June 17, 2009 9:44:53 PM

Gay is an understatement. These royally suck. They could suck a golf ball through a garden hose.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 1, 2009 6:46:21 PM

Ur gay. The creepy rabbit looking wallpaper sits on my desktop right now and is, in my OPINION, awesome. Maybe it doesn't appeal to those who aren't creative enough to appreciate it. It has a depth to it, a surreal, dark humor. I love it. I tried to switch to one of the nice Architectural wallpapers but had to come back to this one. It inspires me.
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