have computers running both Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) and Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04). Both of these operating systems have very attractive default desktop backgrounds. Leopard has the purple nebulous looking star field (below right) and Hardy has the modern artsy looking heron (below left). However, these very different looking wallpapers make my machines look inharmonious when they actually can be configured to get along quite well (see this post for some useful guides). Thus, I decided to create some widescreen wallpapers (shown above) that homogenize the default Leopard and Hardy Heron desktops and bring eye pleasing accord to my office. Click the images above to download these wallpapers from my Picasa gallery. Notice that the wallpaper on the left uses the warm Hardy Heron color palette while the one on the right uses the cool palette of the default Leopard background. For more widescreen wallpapers check out this post.
See the following post if you are interested in configuring Ubuntu Hardy Heron to communicate better with Mac OS X Leopard:
Five Guides on How to Integrate Ubuntu into a Mac OS X Network