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This Is The New Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Default Wallpaper

The Ubuntu 16.04 LTS default wallpaper has been unveiled.

Every new release of Ubuntu ships with a new custom desktop background. The Xenial Xerus, due in April, is no exception.

The new wallpaper trades the dark purple impressions of the preceding two releases for a lighter, brighter overall appearance.

Angular geometric accents are retained, and the design bathes in a gradient growing across the official Ubuntu color spectrum. What starts in deep Canonical purple finishes in bright community orange at the upper-right of the image.

Xerus_Default_Wallpaper

The ‘boxy’ elements present in the Wily wallpaper give way to a faceted web-like arrangement.

The background is the work of Grazina Borosko of the Canonical Design Team.

Download Ubuntu 16.04 Wallpaper

You can download the new Ubuntu wallpaper in a choice of set of resolutions including, notably, both 4K & 8K UHD.

Hit the button(s) below to grab a copy for own desktop.

Ubuntu 16.04 Wallpaper (4096×2304)

Ubuntu 16.04 Wallpaper (8192×4608)

The new wallpaper is also available in portrait orientation for use on mobile devices (this wallpaper will become the default wallpaper on Ubuntu phone and tablet.

Ubuntu 16.04 Wallpaper (1080×1920)

Do you like the new default wallpaper? Will you be switching to something else? Let us know your take in the comments below.

This post, This Is The New Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Animated Wallpaper Adds Live Backgrounds To Linux Distros

animated-wallpaper-ubuntuWe know a lot of you love having a stylish Ubuntu desktop to show off. And as Linux makes it so easy to create a stunning workspace with a minimal effort, that’s understandable! Today, we’re highlighting — re-highlighting for those of you with long memories — a free, open-source tool that can add extra bling your OS screenshots and screencasts. It’s called Live Wallpaper […]

The post Animated Wallpaper Adds Live Backgrounds To Linux Distros was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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The New Ubuntu 15.04 Default Wallpaper Is Here

Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with a brand new default wallpaper based around the Ubuntu Phone “Suru” design concepts.

The refreshed design, which can be seen below, marks the first major change to the default background of Ubuntu since the April 2014 release of 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’.

Trusty was first to introduce a backdrop using Canonical’s ‘Suru’ design language for Ubuntu Phone/Unity 8 and the same wallpaper was used in the subsequent release, Ubuntu 14.10.

While not a massive switch in design, still using the “origami style folds over a purple-y orange gradient”, the new drape will help give the upcoming release of 15.04 a refreshed look.

suru desktop wallpaper ubuntu vivid

The New 15.04 Wallpaper (note: this image has been compressed)

For reference, this is the current background:

14.04 & 14.10 Default Wallpaper

14.04 & 14.10 Default Wallpaper

Alternative Version

Canonical’s Will Cooke, who uploaded the new design to a bug issue on Launchpad, also added an alternative greyscale version. Canny Ubuntu Phone developers may notice a similar riff to the light Scopes background used on the Ubuntu Phone.

The alternate greyscale version

The alternate greyscale version  (note: this image has been compressed)

Both versions can be downloaded directly from Launchpad using the links below.

Bear in mind that, as we saw with Trusty, there may be a few minor tweaks or alterations made between this first glance and the version that ships “on disc” in Ubuntu 15.04.

Download Ubuntu 15.04 Default Wallpaper

Download Ubuntu 15.04 ‘Alternate’ Default Wallpaper

Neither wallpaper is yet to be packaged up and uploaded to Vivid itself. So if you’re already running a daily build and don’t see it…that’s why.

Lastly, don’t break in to a sweat if the new design isn’t quite your thing. The default wallpaper can, as always, be easily changed to anything you like, be it a photo of a TARDIS, some cute kittens in a hand crafted basket or a solid block of canary yellow.

Are you a fan of the refreshed look? Let us know in the comments below. 

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