Posts Tagged 'wallpaper'

New Community Wallpapers Have Been Uploaded to Quantal

Today, the winning wallpapers for the Quantal wallpaper contest were uploaded into the repositories.  Here is the Appearance window as it is after this change:

New Quantal Wallpapers




I think this one is going to be my personal favorite.

Pantano de Orellana

New Oneiric Wallpaper Blues

Within the past week or so, i have upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2. 

The new artwork for Oneiric appeared yesterday. It pleases some people, I am sure. I, on the other hand, was not able to find a single wallpaper I was really happy with. If you are like me, the easiest thing to do is to click on Ubuntu Software Center (the side button) and type “wallpaper” (without the quotes) into the search box.

You should find plenty of alternatives, such as ubuntu-wallpapers-extra and blubuntu-wallpapers. I am using Blubuntu for right now, as I try to find something even better. (I definitely have a weakness for blue.)

Other places you might want to try for wallpapers is, or (There are others – Google is very helpful.) With these, all you have to do is to download them ihto your Pictures folder, and then just make sure in Appearances (right-click on the desktop), you have the selection on the top left changed from Wallpaper to Pictures Folder.

Please note: Oneiric Beta 2 is crash-happy. This should be resolved before the final version is released, so I won’t worry you, except to remark that they really mean not to put this on production machines. 😉

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New Default Wallpaper for Maverick

After a certain amount of complaining by the Ubuntu community, the original default wallpaper for Maverick was changed yesterday (9/14/10). Here is the new version:

The new wallpaper looks luminous, and still definitely purple. The old version with its big red dots (clown noses, anyone?) looked to me like a four year old designed it. Well, maybe I shouldn’t say that because it is an insult to four year olds. 😉

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Lucid Lynx New Wallpaper and Themes

The new wallpaper for Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) has arrived. The main color is now purple – quite a change from the variations of orange and brown we have been seeing.

There are also two brand-new themes: Ambiance and Radiance. Ambiance is dark:

Radiance is light:

The Beta 1 release is scheduled for March 18. I wonder what new surprises we will find then!

Merry Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas, the How-To Geek has posted a magnificent set of Christmas wallpapers. I have put my favorite on my desktop:

Of course, there are other beauties as well.

Please have fun and keep safe this holiday season. May God bless you all!


August 2020

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