Windows 7 offers a new personalization option for fans of the most lovable green ogre that made it to the big screen. Microsoft is offering a new Shrek theme
, based on the fourth installment of the franchise, available as a free download for users of the latest iteration of Windows. The “Shrek Forever After” is served through the Windows Personalization Gallery, and is bound to be a collaboration between the Redmond company and Dreamworks, although neither of the two announced anything officially.
Furthermore, the wallpapers that are packaged into the Windows 7 Shrek Forever After Theme are different than the official backgrounds offered through Shrek.com. “After challenging a dragon, rescuing a princess, and saving a kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Ogre-ize your desktop with this Shrek theme for Windows 7—and get a sneak peek at Shrek Forever After, coming to theaters in June,” reads the description of the Shrek theme provided by Microsoft.
Shrek is the second movie for which the Redmond company is offering a free Windows 7 theme, after Avatar. Starting in 2009, Windows 7 users were allowed access to the free Avatar theme
for the operating system, which was also offered through the Windows Personalization Gallery. Now it appears that it’s Shrek’s time to shine. Of course, the fact that we are on the brink of the Shrek Forever After worldwide launch is no mere coincidence.
In 2009, Microsoft announced that it was running a pilot program through its advertising division, allowing companies to market their brands via themes on Windows 7 desktops worldwide. The Windows Personalization Gallery features a roster of brands, including Coca Cola, Pepsi, Ferrari, Ducati, Infiniti, etc. which have taken advantage of the opportunity offered by the software giant. Fans of the Shrek movies can now ogre-ize their Windows 7 desktops by downloading and installing the theme while they wait for the premiere.
The Windows 7 Shrek Forever After is available for download here.