The last few Ubuntu Linux released featured background and artwork that depicted the versions codename. For example when Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron was released we enjoyed the abstract bird-like background and then Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex brought us the Ibex background which wasn’t too bad. As Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Alpha version rolled out users enjoyed new login screen, themes and the new boot splash theme. I was sure we’d be commenting about a new Jackalope background any day now. Now as I preview the release of Ubuntu 9.04 Beta codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, I see no Jackalope background. Instead it looks like Ubuntu has added a stylish background that favors the same theme colors as previous versions but gives off a professional vibe. I’m both excited for the new look but disappointed in the lack of a Jackalope background.
In case you prefer the lighter more “Ubuntu-like” look, Ubuntu 9.04 has also included this lighter version in the Ubuntu 9.04 beta release. The second abckground looks a little more like the traditional Ubuntu background.
Here are a few places that you can find interesting Ubuntu artwork. If you know of a few places feel free to comment and i’ll add them to this article.
Here’s a look at the two new backgrounds included in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.