As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft has officially announced the termination of support for their 13-year-old operating system, Windows XP. It means there’s no security patch to be release anymore in this operating system and users are advised to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or buy a new pc.

After announcing this news, the company released a video commemorating the most notable part of the operating system like the peaceful hill landscape called “Bliss” that serves as the default desktop background of Windows XP.

Windows XP’s default wallpaper “BLISS”


Yes, that beautiful calming wallpaper! But have you ever wondered who took that photograph and where it was taken?

Meet Charles O’Rear the guy who took the most famous desktop photo of all time.

Charles O’Rear

O’Rear was a former National Geographic photographer; he said the photo “Bliss” was taken at Napa Valley in San Francisco, California using a Mamiya RZ67 camera; an old-school film camera. Believe it or not, the “Bliss” photo is a film photograph!

Better check the video below for more stories about Windows XP.

Click here for more Charles O’Rear’s work. –Via: Time