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#1 Thomas.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:23

This is my collection of default wallpapers from the likes of Microsoft, Apple, various Linux distros, and OEM builds. I share this project with a friend of mine, and we have compiled the list of wallpapers that you'll find in the downloads through the course of several years. I am currently working on creating a photo gallery to host these as well, but in the mean time I have left the better part of this original post as a hint as to the sort of walls you will find in the RARs. I believe I have weeded out most of the dead links from this post, but if any were left behind, they will be gone when I get the new gallery online.

It took a long time to create the RARs (my computer's not what it used to be), and 7 hours of upload time to get them on the server. I may make other options available in the future, but unless there are any special needs (ie: a compelling number of dialup requests), these should do just fine.

Linux Wallpapers 47 MB
Mac OSX Wallpapers 59 MB
Microsoft Wallpapers 115 MB (Does not include Vista/Longhorn)
Microsoft Wallpapers 483 MB (Includes Vista/Longhorn)
OEM Wallpapers 1 of 2 49 MB
OEM Wallpapres 2 of 2 61 MB
The Complete List 699 MB

I saw that I would need to split this after creating the complete RAR, and I hope that the splits I made are enough to serve what most people want. I have recently gotten a suggestion to post these on a torrent, and while that is an attractive option, I have not put the research into it as of yet. I will look into it, however, and see if it is a reasonable option for this. Until then, Download and Enjoy :)

Thomas

*Note* I have contacted Microsoft, and have gotten the OK to share these. It is listed in the online copyright from Microsoft (view here, and see the "Screenshots" section). Apple never would return my emails, but given approval from Microsoft, I have not pulled the Apple wallpapers yet, and will not unless they do so request.

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Acer:

Acer Notebook Wallpapers

Medion:

Medion 2 | Medion 3 | Medion 4 | Medion 5 | Medion 6 | Medion 7 | Medion 8 | Medion 9 | Medion 10 | Medion 11

And these are Microsoft's "Winter Fun Pack" wallpapers:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

New PDC 2005 wallpapers from Developer Powered:

1 | 2 | 3

I recently got a hold of a couple of nice IBM wallpapers:

Glasses | Thinkpad

Official Windows Vista wallpaper from a presentation:

Vista

Moeraki, from the Microsoft New Zealand site, where the last few new official ones came from:

Moeraki

Bluff:

Bluff

Various Microsoft themes:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

WinHEC 2004 HP Athens PC demo:

Now, I've done the comparing with the screenshots on Paul Thurrot's "SuperSite for Windows". It looks to be the actual tree at least, if it's not the same wallpaper. I've been told it's the same tree, but a year later and at a different angle.

Cherry Blossoms

From that MSN screensaver program. There's more but this was the only one I got so far:

Desert Sunrise

HP Tablet:

Cityscape Portrait

PDC 2005:

1 | 2 | 3

From a PowerBook, and a PowerBook advertisement:

Day Bridge |
Night Bridge

Vista Solitaire and Hearts backgrounds (thanks to spencerdubya):

Nature Leaves | Hearts

Media Center Edition:

Emerald

Compaq laptop:

Blue | Orange | Silver

KDE Kubuntu from Dedpixel:

Blue Bend

From a Mac beach screensaver. Credit goes to spencerdubya from Next L3vel.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Microsoft Japan:

Windows 20th anniversary

Vista 5259 build:

Aurora | Bliss | Leaf | Seaside | Green Plant | Windows | Tropical

Compaq laptop:

Compaq

Starter Edition:

Floriano Falls | Ouro Preto Minas Gerais | Suage Loaf Mountain

Server 2003 R2:

Server 2003 R2

Microsoft Plus (95 and 98):

1 | 2 | 3 | MS Theme Pack Wallpaper

MCE 2005 Party Mode Wallpapers:

MCE Party 1 | MCE Party 2 | MCE Party 3 | MCE Party 4 | MCE Party 5 | MCE Party 6 | MCE Party 7 | MCE Party 8 | MCE Party 9 | MCE Party 10 | MCE Party 11 | MCE Party 12 | MCE Party 13 | MCE Party 14 | MCE Party 15 | MCE Party 16

Windows XP Media Center Edition Desktop Images

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

New 'wallpapper', also found in this lil MSI package.

MS Theme Pack Wallpaper

Start 2006

Microsoft Generic
MS Green Fields | Windows NT | Windows ME Beta

Microsoft Japan
Microsoft China | MS Japan 1 | MS Japan 2 | MS Japan 3 | MS Japan 4 | MS Japan 5

Microsoft Theme Packs
MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack |
MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack | MS Theme Pack

Alienware
Alienware

Gateway OEM Wallpapers
Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

IBM OEM Wallpaper
Click Here

Gentoo Linux Wallpaper
Click Here

Windows 98 Wallpapers
Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

Click Here | Click Here

Windows 98 Plus! Wallpapers
Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here | Click Here

Click Here

Windows XP Home
Click Here | Click Here

Apple cinema display:

Cinema Display

Gentoo:
Gentoo

IE 7 Promo from Microsoft:
IE 7 | IE 7

Toshiba:
Toshiba Laptop

Intellimouse Explorer:
Groovy | Immersion | Night Vision | Crimson

Zoo Tycoon:
Zoo Tycoon

Windows95 setup:
Install

Nile theme:
Nile

NT 4 autorun:
Autorun | NT4

Thanks to Beginning from StevoFC.com for these KDE wallpapers! :D

Alta Badia | Floating Leaves | KDE 3.5 | Soft Green | Stelvio | Sunshine After the Rain

Windows Starter Edition 2007

Credit and Thanks to Hasin, illusionfxp, and Chris123NT

Bengal Tiger | Dunagiri | Taj Mahal

KDE 3.4

Dew Drop Leaf | Dragonfly | Earth from Space | Flowers and Leaves | Frosty Pipes | In Flight | Lady Bugs | Leaf Veins | Rain Gutter | River Street Rail | Sneaking Branch | Stone Bird | Tiny Blast of Red | Yellow Flowers

Microsoft New Zealand

Akaroa 1 | Akaroa 2 | Clyde Dam | Lake | Lake Gunn | Mangawai Heads | Ngahua Bay | Ponga Fern | Teal Bay 1 | Teal Bay 2 | Wellington Beach | Wellington Harbour | Winter Bliss

Ultra Mobile PC (Origami Project Program Launcher)

Aqua Flowers | Black Rays | Blue Arcs | Blue Dots | Bronze Tubes | Deep Blue Wave | Chartreuse Dots | Gray Glow | Gray Arcs | Green Blue Wave | Green Flowers | Green Glow | Green Rays | Green Tiki | Orange Arcs | Orange Dots | Orange Rays | Orange Tiki | Lilac Wave | Peach Flowers | Pink Glow | Pink Tubes | Purple Flowers | Purple Rays | Purple Tiki | Red Dots | Silver Tubes | Teal Arcs | White Wave | Yellow Glow

Vista 5270

Fish | Underwater Fish

Vista 5308

Aurora | Aurora Theme 1 | Aurora Theme 2 | Aurora Theme 3 | Aurora Theme 4 | MCE Default | Seasons Theme

Microsoft Windows:

Bliss XP | Win 95 | Win XP

Packard Bell:

Desk

Suse Linux 10:

Mountains

Mac OSX Tiger: (thanks to Ben)

Purple Frond | Abstract 1 | Abstract 2 | Abstract 3 | Abstract 4 | Abstract 5 | Abstract 6 | Abstract 7 | Abstract 8 | Agave | Clown Fish | Daises | Dandelion | Dandelion Seeds | Evening Reflections | Faux Fur | FLow 1 | Flow 2 | Flow 3 | Flowing Rock | Gentle Rapids | Lady Bug | Leaf Curl | Lightning | Lines Blue | Lines Graphite | Lines Moss
Lines Plum | Lotus | Maple | Mojave | Peony | Snowy Hills | Sweeping Current | Tiger | Tiles Blue | Tiles Pine | Tiles Warm Grey | Tranquil Surface | Water | Wave | Zen Garden

Wikipedia and Suse Linux:

Alta Badia | Bodie Ghost Town | Boulders | Brisbane By Night | Cirrus field Color | Delicate Arch | Fulmine | Green | Haze | Hillside | Lake Mapourikanz | Sakura Healed | Silence | Soaring | Spring Flowers | Suse 10.1 | Terragen Render | View Flocklomond | Zabriskie Point In Deat Valley | Zionn Arrows

Vista build 5342:

Autumn Leaves | Creek | Desert Landscape | Dock | Forest | Forest Flowers | Garden | Green Sea Turtle | Hibiscus Flowers | Hump Back Whale | Oryxantelope | Toco Toucan | Tree | Water Fall | Winter Leaves

Wikipedia:

Australian Cart | Jarrah Fence

Microsoft Windows:

Chateau | Chess | Cliff In Clouds | Diagonal Sand | Gold Petals | Iceberg | Ocean Wave | Paradise | Shedin Field | Smokey Light | Snow Trees | Solar Eclipse | Vinca | Yosemite

Windows Vista build 5365:

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Windows Vista build 5361:

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Windows Vista build 5355:

Leaves and Water Droplets

Microsoft New Zealand:

Hawea | Key Summit | Kiwi

Modifications:

Azure Winter Bliss | Frost Bliss | Stay The Course Bliss

Windows XP Pro:

Windows XP

And finally, the very latest additions


Linux:

Debian KDE | Fedora Core 5 Default | Gnome Curves | Kubuntu 6.06 | Ubuntu 6.06 - Warty Final | Ubuntu 6.06 - Dawn of Ubuntu | Ubuntu 6.06 - Simple Human

Vista:

Vista Energy | Windows Energy | WinHEC 2006 | WinSat Aurora | Aurora Blue | Aurora Green | Aurora White

Other miscellaneous:

Desoalte Tract | Intel Mountain | Sunset Bliss | Waiting for Sunset

Edited by Thomas., 27 August 2008 - 04:06.



#2 nwBen

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:43

Awesome collection (Y)

#3 Toology

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 05:55

Excellent work bringing all these together. :)

#4 Alladaskill17

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:10

How long did all that take? lol

#5 OP Thomas.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:12

Thanks guys.

@Alladaskill: The entire collection has been compiled over a couple years by myself and a friend. It's taken a while, but it's gotten quite large too :)

#6 illicit

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:15

This is a very nice collection of wallpapers.

Thanks for sharing. :)

#7 Mark

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:00

@Heart_Attack, thanks a lot for putting that together. It must of taken several hours alone just to get the uploads together and then make your post and even though I might not use them, it's a great service to everyone! :)

#8 John.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:09

Wow...Cheers for this dude :)

*bookmarks*

#9 NienorGT

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:28

My god...
Now I need to look those that I miss...

#10 MrStoo

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:41

Wow, that's quite a lot, thanks for sharing! :)

#11 Barney T.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:44

Indeed, that is quite a collection. Thanks for sharing it!

Barney

#12 OP Thomas.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 16:59

Thanks for the nice comments guys. And yes, it takes quite a while to put just one of the update posts, but lucky me, I have a friend who helps with the uploading. I just make the post "pretty" to my liking, and send it off. Enjoy the collection, there will always be more coming, it just depends on how fast we can get new things. Remember too, if you wanna browse the pics themselves, you can go to the gallery page. It's all sorted and easy to view ;)

#13 PaulCabby

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 18:16

lmao ****ing hell mate. Extremely nice collection. Burning it onto a CD straightaway so i dont lose it :p

#14 Alladaskill17

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 23:05

Thanks guys.

@Alladaskill: The entire collection has been compiled over a couple years by myself and a friend. It's taken a while, but it's gotten quite large too :)


Wow, well its awesome, very cool.

#15 mattrobs

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:46

You don't happen to have that computer-device-grey-blue-rounded-corner wallpaper, that debuted mid-Vista?



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