Today I tried out Royale, an official theme for Windows XP that is floating around on t’internet. It’s designed for XP Media Centre Edition but will also work on plain vanilla Windows XP. I got my copy from softpedia.com but there will be plenty of other sites that have it.
It’s a bit shinier than Luna, the name of the normal blue and green theme in XP (also known as ‘Tellytubby’ or ‘Fisher Price’ by some), and has somewhat more squared-off edges on the various Windows controls. It’s also a little darker.
Personally I prefer Luna – there isn’t a high level of contrast between the text and the background on buttons and title bars making them a little more difficult to read, even with ClearType enabled, and it was a bit too dark for me. But if you’re bored of Luna and want a change I suppose it’s worth checking out.