Late final week, the Home windows XP supply code leaked and it has revealed that Microsoft was engaged on a theme that was just like Apple’s Aqua theme that made its debut on the Macworld Convention & Expo in 2000.
The supply code reveals that Microsoft was engaged on plenty of themes for Home windows XP, with the theme codenamed “sweet” wanting similar to Apple’s Aqua UI. The theme was marked for inner use solely and was described as a “Whistler pores and skin with eye sweet” the place “Whistler” is the codename of Home windows XP.
From the screenshots, its clear the theme was incomplete with solely the Begin button and another UI components being themed. Particularly, the UI buttons seem like a transparent rip-off of the Aqua theme of Macintosh from that period. Microsft by no means acquired round to releasing the Aqua theme for Home windows XP and it was seemingly solely utilized by Home windows builders as a placeholder to construct the theme engine of the OS. Microsoft debuted a theme engine with Home windows XP in 2001 that opened the gates to a world of customization choices and allowed customers to theme the UI components as per their liking.
Microsoft finally went with a blue and inexperienced Luna theme for Home windows XP and 20 years later, the UI of each working methods are nothing like one another, although sometimes, each Apple and Microsoft do have a tendency to repeat options from every others OSes.
No marvel that Apple made enjoyable of Microsoft at WWDC 2004 with banners saying “Redmond, begin your photocopiers.”
[Via The Verge]