Thanks to Windows 7, there will always be some corner of your desktop that is forever England. Or Canada, or the Outback, or an African elephant, because localised wallpapers are included in the newest iteration of Microsoft's operating system.
Windows 7 is here, kind of: the release candidate is out this week as a soft launch ahead of the proper finished version, which is expected sometime before the end of this year. Among the new features are a fistful of new wallpapers created by illustrators and designers. But if you like your computer to reflect a little piece of home, you can choose from 30 wallpapers depicting a scene from a specific country.
Each of the beautiful photographs shows a slice of landscape from the UK, Australia, Canada, the US or South Africa. The files take up 19.2MB of disk space, divided into folders depicting each country. Some are obvious landmarks, while others are a little more generic.
Click through our gallery to see the wallpapers, some of which are frankly stunning. While you're at it, see if you can name all 30. We certainly couldn't -- it's times like this we wish we'd paid more attention in geography, instead of sneaking off to the science lab to tinker with those BBC Micros. For added Where's Wally-style bonus fun, see if you can spot CNET UK's intrepid globetrotting PC editor Rory 'Roaming' Reid on his travels...
Update: Thanks to the commenters who pointed out that Crave cannot tell the difference between the white cliffs of Dover and the white cliffs of Beachy Head. Told you we failed geography.
To the UK, or, in the words of Spinal Tap:
Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell,
Where the banshees live and they do live well,
Stonehenge! Where a man's a man,
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan,
Stonehenge (St Hubbins/Tufnel/Smalls)