The Chinese zodiac is thousands of years old, so what better decoration for your glossy, state-of the-art PC? The twelve zodiac animals make a stately parade across your Windows 7 desktop with this themepack. PCWorld editor Kim Saccio-Kent selected these wallpapers from the many available at deviantART, an online community showcasing user-created art and photography.
The wallpapers depict all the animal signs in the Chinese zodiac and follow the twelve-part cycle beginning with user kacza-ino's image of a rat and ending with MPtribe's tattoo design of a pig Most impressive is a close-up of the piercing eye of a tiger, by user fennecx, nestled in a fiery golden coat, with ripples of black and white. Another image of a snake creeping out of the darkness, by KalleVictor, has a sublime appeal with its lush scales of varying green tones.
Other deviantART images include the Chinese zodiac ox by KatVonB, the rabbit by Vajk, the Chinese dragon by orgastic, the horse by immanuel, the sheep by inoxorum, the monkey by SubterfugeMalaises, the rooster by Iceandsnow, and the dog by branka42.
The Chinese Zodiac 2012 Windows 7 desktop theme also features sound effects from members of the Freesound.org online collective. Reinsamba's work starts Windows with the vibrant, hollow sound of a gong, and Gorgoroth6669 shuts it down to the mellifluous tune of a Chinese flute.
Note: To install this Windows 7 theme, unzip the downloaded archive and double-click the themepack file within. Windows does the rest. Make sure to read the readme file to get details on the images and sound effects in this theme.
|Operating System Compatibility||Microsoft Windows 7|
|File Size||9.44 MB|