Install the beta of Windows 7 for different countries and you now get a cool set of individual wallpapers -- so who's got the best scenery?
Windows 3.1 came with a plain cyan background while 95 had a sea-greeny-blue tinge to it. XP gave us some rolling green hills, a soothing background to the working day while Windows Vista went for an aurora australis light-effect, among many others. Windows 7 will go even further, giving each country a range of backgrounds that highlight the landscape, architecture and skylines of each nation.
In Russia, desktop wallpapers you
Hopefully, all of these images will be available to all users, I mean what happens if you're an Australian working in a London office? In theory, just by jigging around with all the region settings that shouldn't matter, but what if you're not the one who sets up the computer?
If this is the view from your office window, you're very lucky!
Also, it'd still be cool to choose from all the other images tucked away on the install disc/file. One useful solution can be found online, you can find quite a few of the beta desktop sets for various countries listed on desktop and theme sites, such as WinThemes
available for download already. Sites like this and Extremewallpaper
also play host to some awesome custom designed themes and backgrounds that will make any desktop stand out!
You can find endless cool custom themes online
With all these options available, it looks like no one desktop need ever look the same again, perhaps even those dusty corporations will be forced to come up with something better than a stuffy logo on every desktop.