Microsoft official Windows blog recently highlighted several new themes in Windows personalization gallery. One of the most awesome theme in the list is ‘Panoramas of Europe theme.’ This theme contains 21 massive double-width images designed to span dual monitors on the new Windows, and it includes photos from across the expanse of Continental Europe – and from the UK and Iceland, too. This dramatic shot shows Kirkjufell Mountain on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula. Whitewashed town walls glowing on the Greek seaside, Alpine peaks towering above an Austrian meadow, lush Tuscan vineyards bathed in the warm light of sunset: These natural and manmade landmarks are as beautifully unique as they are quintessentially European. Add these and other scenic wonders from across the continent—from Russia to Spain and Iceland to Italy—to your desktop with this free panoramic theme for the new Windows, designed to span dual monitors. Download the theme here. Find more ...

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We tend to be a bit obsessed with the tablet aspect of Windows 8, but of course the vast majority of us will use Windows 8 on laptops without touch screens, in which case much of the look and feel has already been revealed. If you like what you have been seeing you can now bring some of that onto your own PC with the Windows 8 Transformation Kit created by HamedDanger on DeviantArt. The pack brings the following enhancements: Taskbar UserTile Aero Lite Windows 8 Aero Theme Aura Beta 2 – automatically adjusts the aero theme colours to your wallpaper The pack can be downloaded here, and of course all hacking is at your own risk. Via BlogsDNA.com ...

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