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Microsoft reveals default Windows 10 wallpaper: your thoughts?

By Shawn Knight ยท 46 replies
Jun 25, 2015
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  1. Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". Well, apparently Microsoft thinks that the only things that are certain in this world are Windows, death, and taxes. When I look at their new wallpaper I see the bright light at the end of the tunnel, which you cannot get to without somehow encountering or using Windows. Hmm.... you can't get to the other side without Windows, so.... Microsoft is God. Yeah, maybe I smoked too much pot when I was younger and that's not the message they're sending. Maybe.
  2. Kinda like the OS in general to me...

    nothing special and FLAT!!!!
    deemon likes this.
  3. Kneep

    Kneep TS Enthusiast Posts: 44

    Install Windows 10 with the internet disconnected, bam local account is the first option :)
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,905   +1,431

    You are so close to proving that Microsoft is illuminati, keep going.
  5. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,436   +1,014

    It's certainly my style...
    Teko03 likes this.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,290   +4,947

    My style is of my own choosing, and it is never a selection from Windows default collection.
    psycros likes this.
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I'm curious how much they paid to have it created.
  8. deemon

    deemon TS Addict Posts: 292   +89

    it's too light for my taste. using solid black bg since forever.
  9. It looks good for a home user but not for a business user. I'm sure they will have other backgrounds to choose from. At my job, we create our own wallpaper that fits our organization.

    Windows 10 definitely looks good though.
  10. Senthil.c

    Senthil.c TS Rookie

    I would say, its definitely matches with windows 10 ux, looks modern.. nice one.
    Teko03 likes this.
  11. I felt I am in a room with locked windows.
    But definitely, it looks standout.
  12. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TechSpot Staff Posts: 661   +647

  13. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 571   +297

    You can. There's an obvious and easy to see "Skip this step" button when prompted to login or create a Microsoft account.
  14. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 571   +297

    You don't even have to do that. They've added a "Skip this step" option during setup --- so there is no need to disconnect from the net.
  15. Carl Warner

    Carl Warner TS Rookie

    I think it looks great! However, someone who is a hater could say it reminds him of smoke and mirrors.
  16. Prolasis

    Prolasis TS Rookie

    I ment the new one :)
  17. Reachable

    Reachable TS Evangelist Posts: 369   +183

    Excellent. It conveys the mystery of what lies beyond, and the holographic nature of the four panes presents the windows idea as a metaphor rather than a tangible presence. I never thought the XP wallpaper was appropriate. It was beautiful and peaceful, but that's not what computers are about. Computers are about activity and communication; steel, glass, and stone, not meadows sparkling in the early morning sunlight.
  18. I don't think it's about the logo itself, but rather the video seems to be a celebration of windows generally, for fans of windows such as myself to enjoy. The journey over the destination sort of thing.
  19. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 456   +40

    I like it, it looks much better than the generic wallpapers they have used in the past.
  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    I must say the spend a lot of money make this happy. Hope it pays off big!
  21. Lightspeed

    Lightspeed TS Enthusiast Posts: 39

    hahaha :)

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