On the Flickr blog, I found this story about the way Microsoft selected their wallpaper images that were to appear in Vista. The story is interesting enough (consider how you’d choose only a handful of images to be the defaults!) and worth a quick read. The part I found to be really cool is that they (Microsoft) actually chose some of the images from amateur photographers on Flickr! I dig that.
It may seem silly, be inevitably someone posts about the leaked wallpaper images in the upcoming OS X release. I don’t recall seeing one yet, though I’m sure it’s bouncing around the internets somewhere. I hope there are some cool new options from Apple. I doubt we’ll see anything from amateurs (because Apple’s design specs are so exacting), but wouldn’t that be sweet?