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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 pm 
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As it turns out, Autumn is still available on Photononstop, along with the airplane user account picture.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:24 pm 
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I've added the stock image links for all Windows XP Starter Edition Wallpapers in the file Information.htm and most of them are still online today.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:25 pm 
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omg I had no idea that these wallpapers had come from getty images of all places. i thought they were all for microsoft? guess not.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Some of Vista's wallpapers were taken by Microsoft employees, though most came from Getty, a few from Corbis (later bought by VCG, its photos are now distributed on Getty) and a few from hired photographers. Half of 7's sample pictures were taken by Microsoft employees too. There is also a possibility Microsoft created XP's graphic design wallpapers (Ripple, Crystal, etc) themselves though I can't confirm this.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:51 am 
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Some of Vista's wallpapers were taken by Microsoft employees, though most came from Getty, a few from Corbis (later bought by VCG, its photos are now distributed on Getty) and a few from hired photographers. Half of 7's sample pictures were taken by Microsoft employees too. There is also a possibility Microsoft created XP's graphic design wallpapers (Ripple, Crystal, etc) themselves though I can't confirm this.


wow, i would've never thought of that. but hey, you learn something new everyday. I love how you've collected all these wallpapers though.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:57 am 
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I think it is a good idea to make a Wallpaper Collection sub-form to post wallpaper projects in rather than having them all over the forum. It is also a good if the wallpapers can be added to the Photo Gallery with the source URL.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:23 pm 
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So I have created a whole wiki about Windows wallpapers now. It can be accessed at: https://windowswallpaper.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Origins of 2000 and XP wallpapers        Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:25 am 
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I did a cdrom of all of the Windows and OS/2 wallpapers, and there's a second (unreleased) one with all of the vista ones (vista - windows 10).


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