Microsoft has published a hyper-realistic render of the mythical windows xp wallpaper as part of a new set of backgrounds for Microsoft Teams.
The new set of backgrounds It’s called “Nostalgia” and it’s inspired by some of the most iconic elements of Windows, including the famous Windows XP wallpaper. Although the real “Bliss” was a photo, the new wallpaper is a computer-generated image with more detail than the original.
In the words of the Microsoft 365 team:
In 1996, Charles O’Rear took a photo in the Los Carneros wine country of the California wine country. Microsoft bought the rights to the stunning image, Bliss, and ultimately chose it as the default wallpaper for Windows XP, which was released nearly two decades ago in 2001. An estimated billions of people have seen the image, which makes it one of the most viewed photographs in history. The original was a virtually unedited photograph (seriously, #nofilter), but for a fresh take on the lush landscape for Teams meetings, we changed the shadows, softened the clouds and added a touch of dandelions in the field.
The landscape reimagined by current Microsoft designers is one of the new backgrounds in the “Nostalgia” set for Microsoft Teams, which also includes a hyper-realistic render of Clippy (the old Office assistant, retired with the arrival of Microsoft 365), the famous Windows Solitaire (which came with Windows 3.0 in 1990) and a well-deserved tribute to Microsoft Paint (which accompanied us from Windows 1.0 in 1985 to the introduction of Paint 3D in 2017). All these collections are framed in a kind of virtual museum.
Microsoft is pushing hard for Teams, its business and workgroup chat and video calling platform. The service will be directly built into Windows 11, the new version of Windows, replacing Skype.