More Ubuntu Wallpapers

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 22:40:46 GMT 2007


I always install gnome-backgrounds.  There are actually quite a few
GPL (not sure how that applies to photos, but whatever) packages of
excellent backgrounds.  Not many are included in the Ubuntu
repositories though.

OpenSuSE has a few I like that can be had from this source rpm
(file-roller should be able to extract it for you), for instance:
http://mirrors.kernel.org/opensuse/distribution/SL-OSS-factory/inst-source/suse/src/desktop-data-SuSE-10.3-13.src.rpm

According to the spec file in that source rpm the license is GPL.

- Andrew

On 3/5/07, Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been wandering recently, why doesn't Ubuntu come with more
> wallpapers? It currently only comes with three wallpapers, all of which
> are made on the computer; whereas Windows XP comes with lots of very
> nice wallpapers, including actual photos. For those who don't know what
> I'm talking about, here are a few examples (I home Microsoft don't hunt
> me down for this):
> http://img400.imageshack.us/my.php?image=autumnbi1.jpg
> http://img460.imageshack.us/my.php?image=azuldd6.jpg
> http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stonehengegj9.jpg
> http://img460.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tulipsvy3.jpg
> http://img460.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blissai9.jpg
>
> I am aware that because Ubuntu is free and open source, it would not be
> possible to hire professional photographers, but I expect that there
> would be some people in the Ubuntu community willing to "donate" photos
> which they have taken to Ubuntu. For example, if you went on holiday and
> took a picture of an important landmark, and the photo looked
> professional, the photo could be considered for inclusion in Ubuntu as a
> desktop background, if the photographer was willing to publish it under
> an appropriate license.
>
> An obvious way of getting pictures form photographer to developer is via
> art.ubuntu.com. The higher rated user uploaded photos should be
> considered by the developers for inclusion in Ubuntu.
>
> ---
> Alec Wright
>
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