XP wallpaper — USA v Europe

Having been searching the Web for inspiration to help out a friend with an Ubuntu-style logo I stumbled upon a site of desktop wallpapers.

There was one image in particular that made me smile, and got me thinking: if Microsoft had been based in Europe then I’m sure the default XP wallpaper image would have been very different (even given that Microsoft is based in Seattle which is rainsville USA!). This is how I imagine it:

Windows XP wallpaper called Bliss shows a blue sky with clouds, and a verdant hilly pasture.
The default Windows XP desktop wallpaper image, entitled “Bliss”.

Desktop wallpaper image showing a green field, with dark, grey skies
How the Windows XP desktop could have looked had Microsoft been based in Europe! It would probably be entitled something like “Typical!”

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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