The Ubuntu 17.04 default wallpaper has been revealed!

And it will surprise absolutely nobody with a keen interest in the design of Ubuntu that the wallpaper upholds tradition of being an iterative evolution of the previous release’s design.

Every major Ubuntu release ships with a new desktop background and Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’ is no exception. This is what millions of avid Ubuntu enthusiasts will be staring at come April 13:

the ubuntu 17.04 default wallpaper

Just to prove to you that this is a new wallpaper, here’s the Ubuntu 16.10 default wallpaper for comparison:

ubuntu 16.10 default wallpaper

Hardly revolutionary, but firmly in keeping with what we’ve come to expect from Ubuntu.

If you’d like to try it out on your Ubuntu (or otherwise) desktop you can do so by by hitting the link below to download the background in super high-resolution glory:

Download Ubuntu 17.04 Wallpaper (.tar)

The most popular default Ubuntu wallpaper to date remains that of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ‘Hardy Heron’. Over 15,000 people took our Ubuntu at 10 survey a few years back, and it was voted best design by considerable margin.

And would you believe it, this week’s reader poll is also wallpaper related ;)

Apologies for the incorrect date on this post. It was actually published on March 8, 2017 and not February 22.

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