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In lenny, the Debian desktop's default image was the red Debian logo, and it looked like this:

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However, in squeeze, the desktop has been replaced by this:

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How can one restory the lenny look-and-feel; at least the background image? Are those graphics still bundled with squeeze, and if not, how do I get at them?

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Durring the release cycle for each successive version of Debian, the community gets to contribute proposals and the default artwork is refined.

The artwork for previous versions is available on the Debian community wiki. There is a page collecting the final artwork for each release. For example lenny artwork is here including a large version of the default wallpaper found in your lenny screenshot.

You might also be interested in DebianArtwork.org where various sizes of released artwork can be found along with many other contributed works and proposals.

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Thanks, very helpful! By the way, the lenny desktop wallpaper link is actually here. – Jez Jul 5 '11 at 12:33

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