Words have been going around that the image above is the default wallpaper for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Just look at that thing. Its like the designer got too lazy and just decided to add some orange blobs. It just doesn't look ugly - It looks hideous! What are those orange blobs supposed to be?
I have yet not seen any official announcement from Canonical saying that the hideousness above will be the default wallpapers. All I have seen are some blogs saying that this is the default wallpaper. I really hope that someone is playing a joke with this.
Update 1: The wallpaper is included in the Maverick wallpaper package from Launchpad. It is indeed the default wallpaper as of now!
Update 2: This is not the default wallpaper! Adrian Cimitan of Canonical Design wrote the following in the comments section of a blog post at Canonical Design:
Who said this is the default wallpaper? Please stop discussing about the wallpaper, this blog post is about Ambiance and Radiance. A new blog post about future wallpapers and design decisions will follow next week.
So, everything is fine till next next week.