And you know what? It's good to be an Ubuntu tester and see all the progress that the developers make in creating an amazing operating system, and I say this because as of last night (October 10th), they replaced that ugly wallpaper introduced in the beta release with one that really represents the Intrepid Ibex:
Well, this is a good start... don't you think? Mark Shuttleworth stated a month ago that Canonical was looking for a professional themer to create that professional theme everyone expects for the 8.10 release. However, no one knows for sure whether it will be available in time for the final launch. Also, some say that the Ubuntu developers will pick two themes created by the community to accompany the new official theme (if there will be one)!
The new Ubuntu 8.10 wallpaper
Here's another sneak peak at an alternative to the Intrepid Ibex wallpaper:Ubuntu 8.10 is the glamorous GNOME 2.24 desktop environment, which brings a file manager with tabs, the ability to mount archives, an improved Fast User Switch applet that works in collaboration with Pidgin, a better archive manager that adds support for the ALZ, RZIP, CAB and TAR.7Z file types. Also the "just released" Linux kernel 2.6.27 will be present and as you (probably) already know, it offers out of the box support for many webcams and wireless network devices. Moreover, the GIMP 2.6.1, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 and Firefox 3.0.3 will also be present in the final release!