Windows XP had secret theme that looked like Apple's Aqua
What you need to know
- Microsoft's Windows XP source code was recently leaked online.
- People have started digging through the code to see what they can find.
- Turns out Windows XP had a secret theme that looked just like Apple's Aqua interface from 2000 that was never released.
Earlier this week it emerged that the source code from Windows XP had leaked online.
Digging through the code, The Verge has found that Microsoft actually had a secret, unreleased Microsoft XP theme that looked exactly like Apple's Aqua interface from 2000.
The theme was never released to the public and may have been used as a placeholder for the theme engine. The only description for the theme says "Whistler skin with eye candy". The theme was marked for internal use only.
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