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Tonight's update to OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 includes an enhanced login screen (as seen during the WWDC keynote), including a new background showcasing the dark linen background that seems to be everywhere in iOS and OS X these days.


The old login screen displayed the clock and a Wi-Fi menu. The new screen also displays the current built, current IP address, and computer name -- cycling through the information is accomplished by clicking on the clock.

Top Rated Comments

ryan.stewie Avatar
152 months ago
You know, you can get ACTUAL screenshots of the login screen using the terminal:

sudo screen -m -d bash -c "sleep 60; screencapture /Users/YOURHOMEFOLDER/Desktop/picture.png"
Run that in the terminal and log out to the login screen, and within 60 seconds you'll hear the snapshot sound, log back in and you'll have your screenshot.

UPDATE: See, I got a proper screenshot ;)
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
e-coli Avatar
152 months ago
This is gorgeous. So much more sophisticated than the space background.

I love the tangible non-tech look.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sterumbelow Avatar
152 months ago
Download the Linen Wallpaper

There was a downloadable copy of the Linen wallpaper available in another thread (https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1164584) but it's clearly a fake one.

I've just found a small version and tiled it into 2560x1600 resolution, no lines, tiles perfectly.

Enjoy

http://tinyurl.com/lionwallpaperosxreal (http://tinyurl.com/lionwallpaperosxreal)

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reden Avatar
152 months ago
I liked the plain white background better.

Great, here we go again.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xionxiox Avatar
152 months ago
What a nice change from Snow Leopard :)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iSimx Avatar
152 months ago
I'm loving the new look with influences from iOS, can't wait for lion! :eek:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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