Windows 7 has a new default wallpaper and logo

Summary:After my normal flick through of technology websites this morning, I came across the news of another leaked post-RC build of Windows 7, build 7232. With this comes a new wallpaper which appears to set the final flag-based logo which all Windows versions have had since Windows 95.

After my normal flick through of technology websites this morning, I came across the news of another leaked post-RC build of Windows 7, build 7232. With this comes a new wallpaper which appears to set the final flag-based logo which all Windows versions have had since Windows 95.

The new wallpaper is named "Harmony" and replaces the default fish background which we saw in previous builds. Unknown yet, this could also be the default unchangable background in Windows 7 Starter edition, designed for emerging markets.

After speaking to a Microsoft employee friend based here in England, she says this logo also represents the new Windows logo.

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The logo and wallpaper seems to go with a natural look, juxtoposed with that of new technology. The "elements" are clear with trees and a meadow in both the red and yellow areas, an underwater theme in the blue with a small trace of a fin on a fish nope, it's a bird - (should have put my glasses on), and the air with butterflies in the green area. It's almost as if Microsoft is going with an earth, air, fire and water theme.

What do you think: does it strike out to you? Does it reflect Windows 7 to you? Leave a comment.

Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Software, Windows

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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