Don’t ever say we no longer keep you up-to-date with the trivial: The Ubuntu Software Centre in Ubuntu 10.10 now has a background!

Look nice, non? The background is also displayed when viewing more information on applications, which finally sees the “puke green” installation status bar replaced with a light pastel blue colour.

For comparisons sake here are some shots of the software centre in prior releases…

Lucid Lynx
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