In yet another demonstration of how Stardock’s Theme Manager OEM can be used by PC manufacturers to increase their market share, Alienware Computer has released the "Redskins Ultimate Fan XPerience" desktop theme, available exclusively with a new Alienware PC.
Stardock’s Theme Manager OEM changes the Windows desktop through the use of Suites. A suite is a single file that incorporates several of Stardock’s most powerful programs. It includes a WindowBlinds skin that transforms the Windows Start Menu, taskbar, title bars, buttons and virtually every aspect of the Windows user interface. Icon Packager is Stardock’s popular program for changing virtually all the Windows icons. Theme Manager itself sets the system wallpaper and Media Player skin.
Theme Manager was originally developed as part of Stardock’s Object Desktop suite of software. Since first being released for external license in 2002, Theme Manager OEM has been used as a marketing tool by some of the largest and best-known companies around the world, including Nintendo, Microsoft, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Touchstone Pictures. System builders such as Systemax and Alienware use Theme Manager to differentiate their products. Computer graphics companies such as ATI and NVIDIA offer themes created for them by Stardock for download from their websites. Even companies that you might not associate with desktop technology, such as Goodyear Tire and Rubber and Zippo Manufacturing Company, have seen the benefits of desktop themes.
“Desktop Themes are a highly effective means for companies to get their message across to users, to increase their awareness in the marketplace or to reward their fans” said Larry Kuperman, Sales Manager at Stardock. “There are tens of millions of people who customize their PC’s in one way or another, whether through wallpaper or screensavers or themes. Theme Manager OEM provides a way for system builders to give their products an entirely new look and to appeal to new audiences.”
Stardock Corporation is the leader in the development and sales of award-winning Windows desktop customization solutions such the Object Desktop customization suite and the ThinkDesk suite of productivity applications. Stardock also develops best-selling computer games, including the Galactic Civilizations series. For more information, please visit the Stardock corporate home page at www.stardock.net