Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Mavericks’ New Wave

Thomas Brand:

The public unveiling of each new version of Mac OS X has brought a new default desktop picture, and a new hunt to find a full-res copy of that wallpaper before the official release. The introduction of OS X Mavericks was no different, only this time instead of a space-themed galaxy or nebula, Apple decided to bring Mac’s default look and feel back to earth.

I think the default desktop picture that ships with Mavericks is the best since the Tiger abstract image. While the space-themed images are interesting, they’re of a super low quality and therefore never lasted for me. The longest I ever used one was the Mountain Lion version for about a week; it was replaced with Javier Ocasio’s much higher-quality variant. But with the wave image in Mavericks, I might be sticking with the default for much longer.