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It’s difficult not to get bored of Ubuntu’s default brown look. Or perhaps even tired of waiting for the visual overhaul that’s been speculated since Hardy Heron last year. How about taking things in your hand and adding some spice to the desktop with some cool Linux wallpapers for Ubuntu?

Here are 10 cool innovative Ubuntu linux wallpapers that would appeal to the Ubuntu enthusiasts!

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The Dark Ubuntu

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Linux for Robots
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I don’t do Windows!

Looking for more? Here are a few sources you should check for these kind of wallpapers – DesktopNexus has an awesome collection of Ubuntu Wallpapers. Ubuntu-Art, DeviantArt and Flickr are other sources worthy of a mention.

Having a myriad of favorite wallpapers brings forth another issue – ideally you would want to cycle through them so that you can see them all at one time or another and it also lends that little bit freshness to your desktop. Well changing wallpapers automatically is easy peasy. Try Wallpaper-Tray, its simple and straighforward. You point it to a folder, set the interval after which the wallpaper should be changed and it sets about to its task. If you are looking for something more flashy and feature rich take a look at other wallpaper changers for Linux 5 Wallpaper Changer Apps For Linux 5 Wallpaper Changer Apps For Linux Read More and choose the one that suits your need.

One great thing about Linux is that you can customize even the slightest of details depending upon how much time you are willing to spend on it. While the result of a custom design would be truly amazing, it requires a fair bit of hacking and time. So you might want to check out how you can browse, download and apply themes right from the Ubuntu desktop How To Customize Your Linux Desktop With GnomeART-NG How To Customize Your Linux Desktop With GnomeART-NG Read More . With tons of user contributed wallpapers, themes and icons, you can easily see time flying by when choosing the ultimate look and feel according to your choice.

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And when you are done, let us know about it. Which Ubuntu wallpapers, themes, and icon sets are your favorites? We would love to check them out.

  1. kurt cobain wallpaper
    November 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

    wow.... nice picture.... :)

  2. Mr. Juegos
    November 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Ubuntu is good but not perfect, hope will be much better, user friendly, in few years.

  3. Innocent Bystander
    November 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    #1 is totally nightmarish. I know it's for fun. But watching a wallpaper for a long time can influence your mood. #10 (the defaced Windows logo) is disrespectful of the opponent. In the ethical spirit of sports, whether you win or lose, you must respect your opponents. Because they will most likely regard you the same way.

  4. Anonymous
    November 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?? You wonder why linux isn't mainstream? It's because of low quality shit like this! You revel in it and call it "innovative". I can't think of one single mac user that would disgrace their pc with garbage like this. Not that I even own a mac, but it's the mentality. Why do all linux wallpapers have some a.slutty lady b. crappy penguin or c. anti-windows something? In today's world appearances are important, and this just stinks.

  5. badjoker
    November 8, 2009 at 7:10 am

    hey boy:)
    thanks for add :)

    plz update your preview :) http://badjoker.deviantart.com/art/Incomplete-Poster-Ubuntu-85622868

  6. James
    November 8, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Out of respect for the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, I hope people won't use #10.

  7. Martika
    November 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    What a nice tip!
    Thanks for remember of we Ubuntu users :D

  8. Monica Dickey
    November 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I like the second one a lot. Really cute but nice and dark. I definitely prefer a dark wallpaper.

  9. Alen
    November 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Nice. I like I don’t do Windows!

  10. Debian Rulz
    November 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    'Do Linux users seriosuly use wallpapers like #6 and #10?'

    Why not? is just for fun.

    Everyone is not as squared-head as you.

  11. Ibrahim
    November 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    It just beats me why people keep bitching about Ubuntu's brown color. What's wrong with the BROWN color --- it's a beautiful color and better than Windows 7 shiny color -- makes it look more professional than the shiny superficial color (and I mainly use winxp on my desktop and Vista sp2 on my laptop - not ubuntu).

    Why do people want shiny, reflective and eye-dazzling color? The only issue I have with ubuntu is the fonts -- they dont show up clearly enough against the background -- not the color. And even if you have issues with the color -- it's nothing big - just change the theme and wallpaper to whatever porno-loaded desk-image you obsess yourself with.

  12. Vadim P.
    November 7, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I do like the original ones. Quite well done.

  13. Robert M
    November 7, 2009 at 10:30 am

    The only ones that are worth using is the 2nd and 3rd ones. And even then, it seems like someone nicely photoshopped the Ubuntu logo onto an already made background. Cool? Maybe. Innovative? Heh, hardly.

    I must say though that the new wallpapers shipped with the Karmic are a good step in the right direction. Most of them have a human feel to them.

  14. Ashutosh Mishra
    November 7, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Do Linux users seriosuly use wallpapers like #6 and #10?

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