Canonical uploaded today the new wallpapers and default theme for the up-coming Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system. Seventeen new beautiful wallpapers and a lightweight and eye-candy theme will please every existing and future Ubuntu 10.10 user!The new wallpapers in the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) release are, in the order of appearance: default Ubuntu 10.10 wallpaper, Aeg by Tauno Erik, Blue box number 2 by orb9220, Blue by ElSlunko, Bubbles by JanneM, Crocosmia by sirpecangum, Feather by quinn.anya, Fern by aalex04, Life by Paco Espinoza, Liquid glass by matthileo, Mirada Perduda by Marxicoli, Morning II by Tadas N., Primer Amanecer 2010 by letoloke, Ropey Photo by Bob Farrell, Serenity Enchanted by sirpecangum, Smile by quinn.anya, Spiral by fiЯas, and Waterchain by Poje Mario.
Below is the refreshed Ambiance theme with the new default wallpaper...
Among some of the interesting features that will be present in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), we can mention the upcoming GNOME 2.32 desktop environment, which brings lots and lots of improvements in many areas, such as Nautilus, Evolution, Empathy, Totem, or Rhythmbox.
Ubuntu 10.10 will be powered by Linux kernel 2.6.35. Applications such as Oracle's OpenOffice.org 3.2 office suite, Mozilla's Firefox 3.6 web browser, Transmission 2 torrent downloader, Pidgin 2.7 instant messenger, Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 e-mail client and The GIMP 2.6.10 image editor (some available only from the default software repositories) will also be present in the final version.
Don't forget to visit our website next Thursday (September 2nd) for a detailed report on the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Beta release, where we will unveil more of Maverick's new features!