The New Ubuntu Wallpaper

The new default wallpaper for Ubuntu Linux v. 7.10 has been picked. It’s an abstract rendering of light stripes in a brownish hue. Much like previous previous Ubuntu wallpapers, this says “Ubuntu is brown”. It’s nice to see wallpapers getting branding recognition among mainstream operating systems. Maybe it will prevent us ever getting the awful rolling fields from the Windows XP period. In other news, the new Mac OSX Leopard wallpaper is a starfield, or a nightsky with northern lights.

4 thoughts on “The New Ubuntu Wallpaper”

  1. gareth says:

    Ha! whatever happened to subtlety in OSX?! some of those screen grabs are walking the line of ridiculous.

  2. Joen says:

    Well, if you ask me, I’d say that the first OSX wasn’t actually subtle at all. Pinstripes, brushed metal, genie effects, the lot. In fact, from an outsiders view Apples development looks like this:

    1. Release 1: Go overboard with the effects
    2. Release 2: Adjust for subtlety and simplicity
    3. Release 3: Adjust for subtlety and simplicity
    4. Release 4: Adjust for subtlety and simplicity
    5. Release 5: Adjust for subtlety and simplicity
    6. Repeat steps 1-5 once in a while

    Same goes for their iMacs. Remember the first candy-colored ones?

  3. gareth says:

    good point, but i think space backgrounds and stupid reflections are the tipping points for me.. I suppose they have to keep adding CPU eating, eye candy so people will have to buy new macbooks.

  4. Joen says:

    I agree, most of the eye-candy in the new release is horrific. That said, if I was a mac-user, I wouldn’t fret. Maybe I’d skip a generation and wait for the next release (I’d guess this is just the beginning of a new release cycle), but I think the eye-candy added is a direct response to Microsofts latest Vista offering.

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