A new-look default wallpaper for Ubuntu has landed in the 12.10 development builds.

Sure to delight many, the new default wallpaper is not as visible an iteration of the (infamous) “purple salad” wallpaper that has been used in the last 5 releases of Ubuntu.

Purple and orange feature prominently, but the light fractals used in the wallpaper of Ubuntu 12.04 and its predecessors has been replaced by a softer, warmish glow.

The new default wallpaper joins 11 other community-sourced drapes shipping with Ubuntu 12.10.

Download Ubuntu 12.10 Default Wallpaper

What are your first impressions?

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