July 7, 2011 1:57 pm

Windows 7 themes: Birds both Angry and predatory… and lots more

Last week Angry Birds hit the Windows Phone Marketplace, and to celebrate this momentous event we’ve got an Angry Birds Windows 7 theme too, just so your desktop won’t feel left out of the fun. The best thing about it is the hilarious bird-cackling, pig-grunting custom sound-scheme.

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In case you prefer your birds less angry and more sleekly powerful, I’m proud to introduce the new Birds of Prey theme, which is a companion to the Beautiful Birds theme I published about a month ago. Falcons, hawks, kestrels, bald eagles, great horned owls, barn owls, snowy owls, and more bring their stern magnificence to this big 18-image theme.

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But we aren’t done with the game themes yet! Gamers everywhere are anticipating the release of Age of Empires Online in mid-August. While you’re waiting, put yourself in a properly civilization-building, enemy-crushing frame of mind with the 14 wallpapers and the custom sound-scheme in the new Age of Empires Online Windows 7 theme.  I love the audio: firing trebuchets, flying arrows, agitated horses, and other distinctively martial sound effects (and music) signal key Windows events.

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In even more theming goodness for gamers, the Mabinogi theme brings the dreamy fantasy artwork of this popular online role-playing game to your desktop.

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Kim Hana’s enigmatic paintings feature quirky but wistful characters in a sparely abstract world. This theme, coordinated by my teammate Jisung in Seoul, features seven of the Korean artist’s unique works.

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Finally, changing gears with a roar, the new Ducati 2 theme (a sequel to the Ducati theme) contains nine dramatic wallpapers of powerful racetrack action and street style.

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I hope these themes will help kick off your July with a fresh new look for your desktop. For more free Windows 7 themes, keep checking back on the Windows Personalization gallery. I add more almost every week.