January 20, 2011 1:08 pm

New themes for a new year

We’re kicking the year off with several new Windows 7 themes. In case you missed it, we celebrated New Years with the Fireworks theme, which features gorgeous firework displays from around the world. Next up is Arctic theme, which brings stunning photography of the frozen North and its wildlife to your desktop.

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If you’ve been wishing for something with a bit more action, maybe the next two themes will provide what you’re looking for. The Snow Sports theme includes dramatic photography of skiing and snowboarding, in some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on Earth. The Alan Wake theme brings the dark, moody atmosphere and tense excitement of the best-selling Xbox game (complete with a custom sound-scheme based on its soundtrack) to your PC.

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Finally, we have two new themes featuring Bing’s breathtaking daily photographs. Best of Bing 5 is a virtual world tour, while Best of Bing: China is the first collection from the Chinese Bing site, and focuses on beautiful images of that country.

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I hope one of these new Windows 7 themes (or one of the many others on the Gallery) will help you personalize your PC to suit your mood. And as always, more is on the way – including themes for the Year of the Rabbit and Valentine’s Day – so stay tuned!