Microsoft has taken the wraps off the official Windows 10  wallpaper in a video released on the official Windows YouTube channel.

And boy is it pretty, a dark, misty outline of the new Windows logo with light streaming off its edges. The effect is beautiful, and the logo appears as if it’s made entirely out of light.

But then that’s what happens when Microsoft commissions a team of artists to take over a photographic studio in San Francisco, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and the mission to create an iconic photograph.

The process was captured on camera as well, giving Windows fans a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes stuff that went into creating the new image.

Microsoft hasn’t said anything official about the image, so it’s not absolutely, definitely going to be the default Windows 10 background image, but the fact that it’s called the “Windows 10 Hero image” in the video is a strong indication of that possibility.

Me, I’m still a huge fan of the Windows XP default background because it made me feel happy – literally – to use the OS back when it launched in 2001. The intense blues and greens were calming and soothing, and it’s not something I’ve felt as a result of using any of Microsoft’s subsequent operating systems.

First impressions of the Windows 10 logo have me impressed at its technical achievement, but a little cold otherwise.

What do you guys think?

[Source – The Official Windows YouTube Channel]
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