Microsoft wanted apple’s aqua-ui mopsen

Microsoft wanted Apple's Aqua-Ui Mopsen

When Apple came to the market in 2000 with the public beta of Mac OS X, the brand new surface enthused many users. "Aqua" saw "fluid" how Steve Jobs said then – "One of the design goals was that you wanted to lick it when you say it". Photorealistic effects and elements with shadows catapulted the operating system compared to the competition to a new level.

Source Code Leak is open

You obviously also looked at Microsoft. As now out of the source code of Windows XP, which has landed on the internet by Windows Server 2003 this month, there was a phase of XP’s development phase in the beginning of the 2000s a phase in which Microsoft planned, a significant to Apple’s Aqua-oriented Theme put on. That’s the IT blog The Verge discovered.

Sugaring instead of water

The name of the theme called himself "Candy" And it is strongly based on the Mac-OS X-UI, which Apple had introduced to the MacWorld in 2000. This concerns about the famous buttons and other elements of the user interface. However, the Theme is not completed, but the windows, despite blue coloring, see the windows still very after Windows. Microsoft itself titled the Theme in Source Leak "Whistler Skin With Eye Candy" – Whistler was the Codename for Windows XP. It is explicitly as "for internal use only" marked.

Redmond, Start Your Photocopiers

Microsoft’s approach – whether the Group had ever released the theme, remains unclear – reminiscent of early times. So, Apple introduced the software giant from Redmond in a case in a computer history that has stolen the look Feel of the Mac operating system. However, the procedure decided in September 1995 for Cupertino – at that time still without Steve jobs at the top – backward -. Father, among other things, Apple made fun of the XP successor of Windows Vista and moved on his developer conference WWDC a banner, which broke up Microsoft in coarse letters, "to start his photocopier".

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