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Just last weekend I was staring at my desktop. In fact, I do that almost every day, but last weekend was different. It was at this point that realized that my desktop...was boring. Incredibly boring. Horribly lackluster. A pain to look at. I searched through my collection of wallpapers, whereupon I came to the realization that all these masterpieces that I once thought so beautiful, were, in fact, horribly dull. So I searched the internet for some amazing wallpapers, but found nothing on the first page of google image results.
Much searching later, I have found some essential wallpaper collections that I cannot help but share with you.
- Windows Wallpapers
I haven't bought a copy of Windows since XP (which wasn't actually purchased by me, so I suppose I can say that I've never bought a copy of Windows), but if you have since switched to Mac or Linux, you may be surprised to know that their wallpaper has improved significantly since the weird tiling textures of XP. They have also shared all their wonderful wallpapers on their website, free for users of any operating system.
- Ubuntu Wallpapers
. There isn't an amazing coverall link for Ubuntu wallpapers, nor will Google image searches easily find you what you are looking for, but Ubuntu wallpapers are where it's at. For every major release, Canonical holds a worldwide contest to choose the wallpapers that will come packaged with their next update. This selective process, pooling great artists from all over the world, results in some of the best wallpapers around, and with a well-phrased search it's easy to find oodles of high quality wallpapers, even a handy zip file with all the images from a release (May I suggest looking for “ubuntu 12.04 wallpapers” for starters?)
While researching for this post, I also stumbled upon an interesting site that provides a set of new wallpapers every Wednesday, which results in almost more wallpaper than is possible to view in a lifetime. A quick look told me that their picks are pretty interesting, definitely something I am going to check out when I run out of my current stock.
Ultimately, when searching for wallpapers, I've found that its easier to find good ones through blogs and websites rather than google image searches, because the tastes of a real person are much superior to a computer algorithm.
If you know any amazing wallpapers, please share them with below and be a friend to all humanity.
posted by Meg at 11:11 0 comments
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