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.
[citation][nom]Sicundercover[/nom]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.[/citation]
I think it might be partly due to the anticipation of public availability tomorrow
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!
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. =)
[citation][nom]Verdauga[/nom]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. =)[/citation]
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.
[citation][nom]Cache[/nom]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.[/citation]
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)
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"?
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.