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A Tech Guide to Skins & Themes

Paint bucketSkins are used to provide customized interfaces to applications like media players, web browsers, email clients, games and more. The ability to "skin" an application has become a selling point, with web browsers like Firefox promoting Personas and Google Chrome promoting themes as a way to change the appearance of their respective applications on the fly.

Operating systems also use skins or themes to change their appearance, either through a native theming implementation, or with a third party application like WinCustomize.

This guide will point you to some of the best themes and skins, most of which are available free on the internet.

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