Microsoft made a secret Windows XP theme that made the operating system look more like a Mac. An ongoing Windows XP source code spill has uncovered Microsoft’s initial work on the working framework and some unreleased topics the company made during its initial XP improvement in 2000.
One is named “Candy” and incorporates a plan that intently takes after Apple’s Aqua interface that was first presented at the Macworld Conference and Expo in 2000.
Despite the fact that the subject is fragmented, the Windows XP Start button and different catches and UI components are clearly themed to coordinate Apple’s Aqua.
Microsoft never delivered its Aqua subject for Windows XP, and we comprehend it was utilized in early source code for the OS. Windows designers seem to have utilized the subject as a placeholder to fabricate the topic motor for Windows XP.
The subject itself is depicted as a “Whistler skin with eye candy,” and set apart as “for internal use only.” Whistler was the codename for Windows XP.
Microsoft famously moved to a blue and green Luna theme for the last form of XP, which many named Fisher Price-esque when the OS was initially delivered in 2001. The topic motor in Windows XP was a significant update to the OS, considering outsider subjects and bunches of adaptability.
Microsoft was creating Windows XP during a period when there was savage rivalry with Apple over work area working frameworks. Later during the ’00s, Apple made jokes about Microsoft with pennants at its yearly designers gathering expressing “Redmond, start your photocopiers.” Apple likewise ran a Get a Mac promotion crusade zeroed in on the imperfections of Windows, and specifically Windows Vista.
During the ’90s and ’00s, Windows was intensely affected by the exemplary Mac OS and what later became OS X. Apple has likewise acquired a few Windows highlights, especially around windowing, route, control boards, and perusing records and organizers.
The break is an rare insight into the early advancement of a working framework utilized by millions. We’ve contacted Microsoft to remark on the unreleased Windows XP subject, and we’ll update you in like manner.