Esteemed adherents of the arts rejoice, as the official Ubuntu 24.04 wallpaper has finally been unveiled!

As you no-doubt know, every new Ubuntu release comes with its own unique desktop background and the upcoming release of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS “Noble Numbat” doesn’t abdicate the responsibility.

Indeed, the Ubuntu 24.04 default wallpaper tacks firmly traditional, heeding the formula established in 2017: rich purple gradient, elegant geometric/polygonal edge detailing, and the official mascot image royally positioned in the center:

Ubuntu 24.04 official wallpaper
A nebulous gradient with Noble mascot nestled at the nucleus

As well as the the “colour” default you see pictured above a darker variant is included for those who prefer nocturnal vibes (i.e., enable dark mode), a dimmed version, and a light version:

Middle 3: dark, dimmed, and light

As Ubuntu 24.04 is a long-term support (LTS) release this background — whether you think it’s a nuanced nod to nature’s nobility or are non-plussed by the novelty — we should all get used to seeing it as it’ll be staring out of screens (real and online) for the next 5 years.

Want to nab the new wallpaper to use on your current Ubuntu/other distro install?

Download Ubuntu 24.04 Wallpaper

Nostalgia overload

This is Every Ubuntu Wallpaper, Ever

You don’t have to install an Ubuntu 24.04 daily build or wait until the beta lands later this week to use this background as it’s available to download.

Just like last year, Ubuntu’s developers have uploaded the new Ubuntu wallpaper in a variety of sizes and formats to Google Drive.

Also included in the cloud folder is an editable SVG file of the Noble mascot, should you wish to incorporate it into your own custom creations.

Is this a noteworthy addition to the annals of Ubuntu artwork? Or has quality taken a nosedive in this new design? Share your opinion in the comments — I’m eager to discover what you think!

Default Wallpaper

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS