Change splash screen on ubuntu 13.10

There are some plymouth themes available in Ubuntu Software Center by default. Search for and install what you want, seach for plymouth-theme.

 

Open terminal window (Control+Alt+T) and run:

sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Select which theme to install, then to apply it run:

sudo update-initramfs -u

Customize Windows 7 splash

I found a nice tool that allow you to change or replace the traditional Windows screen at the boot.

This tool is called Win7BootUpdater.exe.

Also included a quick splash made for my home media center.