In 2006 I served as a United Nations Military Observer in the Middle East, in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). I took my family and moved to Damascus, Syria while I served, and we all had a wonderful time despite the July war of that year. We travelled around the region and took a lot of pictures. I took some of those pictures and made “My Middle East Theme-pack” for Windows 7. The pictures are from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. In my earlier blog post “My Windows 7 Desktop!” two of the backgrounds from this theme-pack were shown. Friend and fellow tech-geek Technogran suggested that I make the theme-pack publicly available, so here it is. I hope you will enjoy these sights from a beautiful, but war torn region.
It’s August 6th and the RTM is finally available on MSDN and TechNet, starting the rollout of Windows 7 leading up to October 22 when it will be in stores around the world. As it happens the RTM will also be available for Windows 7 beta testers on Connect today. All invitational beta testers on Connect gets a complimentary Windows 7 Ultimate for their efforts, which I think is just the right thing to do for Microsoft.