The Karmic Koala ChroniclesA few minutes ago, Canonical uploaded the default wallpaper(s) and artwork for the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system. The default theme is still Human but the Window Border has a different color and the default icons are Humanity. The big surprise is that there are now 17 new wallpapers, except that compilation of "astronomical" backgrounds we announced a couple of days ago. However, the orange wallpaper you see in the screenshots below is the default one!
We are running this development version of Ubuntu 9.10 and can confirm that the revamped Human theme is fast, even if the colors are not so nice (especially the Window Border), and the icons are really beautiful. With this said, we'll let you know enjoy some screenshots of Ubuntu 9.10's new default artwork...
Ubuntu 9.10's default wallpaper
Ubuntu 9.10's default icons
Ubuntu 9.10's default color scheme
Ubuntu 9.10's default wallpapers
Ubuntu 9.10's default login screen
One of the very beautiful wallpapers in Ubuntu 9.10
On October 29th, Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) will become the 11th release of the Ubuntu operating system. Among some of the interesting features that will be present in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), we can mention the newly released GNOME 2.28.0 desktop environment, which brings lots and lots of improvements in many areas, such as Empathy, Evolution, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Media, GNOME Power Manager, and many more.
Karmic's kernel packages will be based on the latest version of the newly released Linux kernel 2.6.31, which will offer an improved support for webcam or wireless devices, new filesystems, USB 3.0 support, etc. Moreover, applications such as OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, The GIMP 2.6, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Mozilla Thunderbird 2, Transmission 1.7 or Pidgin 2.6 (not as default IM client) will also be present in the final version of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala).
Don't forget to visit our website next Thursday (October 1st) for a detailed report on the Ubuntu 9.10 Beta release, where we will unveil more of Karmic's new features!