Although Linux is defaultly network-based by nature (so it could never lose it's humanistic character completely), these were the images and movies originally distributed with the distro.
Please don't take this the wrong way. I'm not downing/hating Ubuntu but it appears to be heading away from it's simplistic, humanitarian beginnings and moving towards corporate goals like every other OS before it. All the images and wallpapers used to be so simple and the desktop was so configurable to the user. Everything that was distributed with it, inspired community and sharing, creating, and shown out sparks of inspiration went into the wallpapers and images. Ubuntu had goals that it said it wouldn't violate and it has (trying to maintain a single CD image in size). It had plans that it's stepped away from. If you look at past distrobutions of Ubuntu they were way more configurable with compiz and a decent amount of creativity you could create stunning desktop effect. Desktop images weren't just like every other high quality image you could find on the web today that made your desktop look "pretty". Now everything's been locked down. Sure, the code's free and open but the average user is stuck with the desktop if they don't understand that code. The "Circle of Friends" used to be distributed with the distro of three people (supposed to be friends) holding each other's arms to form a circle. The distro itself made you feel like you were a part of something special and bigger. Now it's all privatized and corporatized. This is awesome that it's come this far but it just seems like every new release add just a few more features for corporations and nothing for the little guy and his/her community.
Are we still allowed to say we have Ubuntu, even though we're slowly moving away from a community driven OS and towards a private, locked down, desktop?
I know this propably went a little far but I did this about the time I created this thread. It's a bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...a/+bug/1193978