It’s no secret that Windows doesn’t always get the best reputation when it comes to design and beauty; in fact many go as far as to say that Windows is an ugly operating system. While there certainly are aspects of the platform that aren’t the prettiest to look at, we have seen that there definitely are some beautiful Windows apps out there, and the interfaces themselves are not the only showcases of beauty on Windows.

This list of application icons shows that designers do take care when designing for both the Windows desktop OS and the Windows Phone 7 app icons.

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Wallpapers have long been a way to express ourselves on our computers, be it a scenic landscape or a bit of motivation to get us through the day. They allow us to be fun and creative on what would seem the most mundane of places – your desktop.

Yet it is something we look at almost everyday (and in some cases many many times more), so it makes sense to custom tailor it to our liking. Below you will find a vast range of wonderful wallpapers for your PC and hopefully one that you’ll take a liking to.

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