Royale Noir Theme for XP

A review and download of a recently discovered MS theme for XP.  This is a black (Vista-ish) theme signed by MS.

XP was released with the clownish Luna theme.  Then MCE 2005 came out with a new theme called Royale–this was mostly an update to Luna, less bright, less clownish.  Royale was eventually distributed to anyone running XP.

What we did not know was that MS had also developed–but never distributed–a dark version of Royale called Royale Noir.  This is a real MS theme, no hacking of the UxTheme.dll required.  While there are a few rough edges on the theme it is a welcome refresh for this tired old OS.  Follow the link above to check it out yourself.