Reading up on the Windows XP wallpaper; the green grassy hill was selected over the red dunes image due to the dunes' buttock-like appearance.

The more you know!


Here are the two images mentioned above, both owned by Microsoft and taken by photographer Charles O'Rear and available as backgrounds on Windows XP.

I'm also ridiculously happy there's a citation for this claim, and OF COURSE it's to Raymond Chen's blog, which is a wonderful source of delightful tidbits about Windows history and development.

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