Traditionally, I’ve never had the same wallpaper on any computer for more than a half hour at a time. I like my wallpapers to rotate, since I’m surrounded by 3-4 computers at any given time and usually only working on 1 or 2 of them. This way I can have nice pictures flying by to keep my perhipheral vision entertained and people walking past my window can marvel at the 3D art I have displayed.
Note: This will work on any system using gnome, or just about any other system if you know your way around cron. I happen to run Ubuntu though, and enjoy it over other distros, so that’s where I wrote this and that’s how I titled it.