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lukjad007
August 13th, 2008, 01:43 PM
I had a few old Ubuntu diskettes hanging around and found this. I never knew that existed before! It is a very rare copy of the original desktop wallpaper that some say was designed by Mark Shuttlesworth. I was really amazed to find this.

Here's the link (http://lukjad007.deviantart.com/art/Ubuntu-Angry-Aardwark-1-04-94722466). Tell me what you think. The original has been replaced by this new one. My thanks to scragar.

scragar
August 13th, 2008, 02:49 PM
You don't happen to have a copy I could use for my desktop(a bit of an edit to remove the old info, maybe the name. Possibly move the logo, but other than that I think it's a really cool paper and I want it), say 1280 by 1024?

The logo and words are so different to the background it actualy looks like they are some sort of extra content of some kind.

lukjad007
August 13th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Here you go! (http://lukjad007.deviantart.com/art/Old-Ubuntu-1280x1024-94732198)

MadsRH
August 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
I don't get it :confused: Why does it say 1.04??? There was never a Ubuntu version 1.04

It's always fun to look at old stuff and see how things ones looked, but I have to say I don't really like it.

Anyway, thanks for sharing :)

lukjad007
August 13th, 2008, 08:20 PM
It's like an old photo of something. I was making a joke about how Ubuntu has come a long way. It's not meant to be taken seriously. ;)

Crafty Kisses
August 14th, 2008, 12:57 AM
It's like an old photo of something. I was making a joke about how Ubuntu has come a long way. It's not meant to be taken seriously. ;)

The wallpaper itself is OK, it needs to be sharpened a little bit though, but nonetheless pretty solid.

scragar
August 14th, 2008, 01:00 AM
I had to do a little bit of editing to get it to fit with the borders on screen(ofcourse cropping a chunk out of the middle about 48px high works wonders), looks fantastic(I also did a bit of cleaning up around the logo while it was in GIMP, just see if I could get it to look a little more like a piece of the wallpaper :P)

lukjad007
August 14th, 2008, 11:25 AM
The wallpaper itself is OK, it needs to be sharpened a little bit though, but nonetheless pretty solid.
Sharpening, how? I'll give something a shot an you can tell me what you think.

To scragar:
Please post a copy of the desktop so that I can see what you mean.

lukjad007
August 14th, 2008, 11:46 AM
To Codename: Just the background for now. Does this look more what you are looking for? Also, what resolution do you want?

scragar
August 14th, 2008, 12:06 PM
To scragar:
Please post a copy of the desktop so that I can see what you mean.

k?

As I said, it's just a bit of copy paste and crop to get it down to 1280x1024 less 2 panels, top and bottom, it's nothing massive.

lukjad007
August 15th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks scragar, I appreciate it.

alihan1988
August 16th, 2008, 07:26 AM
Ubuntu Wallpaper Plastic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_mason/4021444/)

scragar
August 16th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Ubuntu Wallpaper Plastic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_mason/4021444/)

nice, but I don't like it enough to drop my current variation of pinky's paper. Maybe when I get bored of it in a few weeks I'll make a switch.

lukjad007
August 16th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the support scragar. I really have to come up with a name for you.

olskar
August 16th, 2008, 04:44 PM
I actually understood the joke as this; Ubuntu has not come a long way theme-wise as it still have the same brown it had since the dawn of Ubuntu.

lukjad007
August 16th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Yes, that is one possible meaning. My mom initially refused to try it simply because of the theme.

mech7
August 17th, 2008, 09:57 AM
nice cardboard look on it ;)

lukjad007
August 18th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Thanks!

picpak
August 18th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Yes, that is one possible meaning. My mom initially refused to try it simply because of the theme.

That's funny, my mom hasn't even bothered to change the theme. :lolflag:

lukjad007
August 19th, 2008, 01:13 AM
To each there own.

smn8600
August 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
so wait, how old is this? (years)

lukjad007
August 19th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Hundreds.