My first reaction to Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Vista (RED) edition was “cool” and my second reaction was “where can I get those special (RED)-branded wallpapers?”. Unfortunately for me and many others who also shared the same ideas to promote and show support for the (RED) campaign on our computers, we couldn’t, or at least not without purchasing a computer we don’t really need. The reason I’ve been told they are so protected is because of special licensing deals between Microsoft, Dell and (RED). That to me is fairly reasonable and I didn’t look into it any further.
However thanks to a reader who shared a link to a collection of (what are believed to be) fan-created (RED)-inspired wallpapers, my enthusiasm has been restored. Just as a clarification, these are not copies of the exclusive wallpapers in the special (RED) PCs. In fact, these were created in 2007 - long before this deal was announced.
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