BBG: the official blank desktop

In honor of Microsoft's latest update to Windows Genuine Validation, which removes the desktop wallpaper of hacked or illegal copies of Windows and replaces it with an ever-fashionable black background and a warning, BBG presents its official desktop wallpaper for Friday, August 29.
Use in close proximity to the Large Hadron Collider at one's own risk – and that of the known universe. This 1600x1200 image is also available at 1024x768 and 1920x1200

About Rob Beschizza

Rob Beschizza is the Managing Editor of Boing Boing. He's @beschizza on Twitter and can be found on Facebook too. Try your luck at  
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to BBG: the official blank desktop

  1. A New Challenger says:

    Oh dear, none of those fit my resolution. I hope the image doesn’t get too distorted when I set it on stretch.

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    I usually run a black desktop, and performance level settings but that’s because my computers are comparatively resource challenged.

    I might have to add this warning though. :)

  3. mdhatter says:

    This is why I read.

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    (The desktop in black)

    I run the black ’cause my computer’s fairly old
    for the resource warnings that I’m occasionally told

    I run it for the little bit of gaming that I do
    If you had my machine you’d do it too

    Oh I’d love to have a rainbow on my screen
    and know for sure my programs running clean

    but last-dot-FM’s running playing something from The Knack
    ’till I have a new computer,
    my desktop’s in black

    ’till the new computer,
    my desktop’s in black

  5. dculberson says:

    My desktop is black and my machine is relatively new.. I just got tired of the distraction of a photo or whatever on the inactive portions of the screens.

  6. Xeni Jardin says:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech