Every Default macOS (née Mac OS X) Desktop Background in 5K Resolution
March 27, 2020 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Every major new version of macOS has come with a new default desktop background. Here they are, "remastered" in crisp 5K resolution.
posted by Sokka shot first (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my goodness, this brings me back. 10.3 Panther is still a delight.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:53 AM on March 27



posted by migurski at 11:15 AM on March 27 [6 favorites]




~ fist bump ~
The last bulletproof OSX Apple ever made.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:36 PM on March 27 [4 favorites]

System 7.5.3 desktop patterns. These were originally PPAT resources and were converted to PNG images using Graphic Converter by Mike Richardson, according to this post.
posted by blob at 1:49 PM on March 27 [4 favorites]

Another source of desktop patterns. I didn't explore this further.
posted by blob at 1:51 PM on March 27 [1 favorite]

I am STILL RUNNING 10.6.8 on one of my Macs! The 7.5.3 desktop patterns were a blast from the pasts. I made hundreds of PPATs back in the day,
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:47 PM on March 27 [3 favorites]

Give me 6.0.7 or give me death.
posted by Guy Smiley at 5:52 PM on March 27 [1 favorite]

I first started using Mac with 10.6.8 and loved it dearly. Occasionally I run across one still running it, and it strikes me how alien the landscape is when contrasted with macOS.

I get the whole SIP thing, but Catalina (CataVista to some) is wild in that it doesn't even seem to trust itself -- asking if you really want Terminal to access your Documents seems silly. I think users become desensitized when prompted with too many security questions, reducing the effectiveness to pure annoyance (like UAC in Windows).

This rant is mostly just to set up for sharing a most evil prank I read about: open Terminal on someone's machine and type tccutil reset All.
posted by hypersloth at 6:42 PM on March 27

Got into Mac with Tiger, and feel Snow Leopard was probably the pinnacle of the line.l

And I still am mad they stopped calling them by cat names. I would have loved to see 10.9 Margay and 10.10 Ocelot.
posted by MrGuilt at 6:45 PM on March 27 [2 favorites]

I want the blue bottles in 4k!
posted by qbject at 6:46 PM on March 27 [1 favorite]

That Mavericks background was the worst. I always thought my screen was broken because the colors seemed off to me.
posted by bluefly at 9:09 AM on March 29

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