Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Are you stuck on Windows XP for a while? Are you sick to death of the blue, silver and olive themes? Well, the Zune team created a Windows XP theme that is very nice.
The shaded brown theme is similar to the Zune software colors. Imagine that. If you have not seen the Zune software, click on the thumbnail for a larger view. As you can see, the overall look and feel is pretty dark. I prefer dark colors although I think many of us are used to white backgrounds with black text. A dark background with lightly colored text is a welcome break for my eyes.
The downloadable theme only themes the borders, task bar, start menu, etc. for Windows XP programs. If you want to further alter operating system background and foreground colors, go for it.
To get the theme, either head on over to the Zune website at http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/software.htm or go directly to the download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078.
Oh, and for you Halo 3 fans, the picture of Master Chief on bungie.net matches the Zune theme very nicely. Coincidence?
I agree, it's a great theme! I did up a post here with some wallpaper that makes a nice overall look. More info: