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Experimental Windows XP theme aped Mac’s Aqua user interface

A recent source code leak reveals Microsoft built and tested a number of divergent themes for Windows XP, with one closely resembling Apple’s legendary Aqua GUI.

Among a cache of Windows XP source code files that leaked online Friday are a variety of unused, sometimes incomplete, UI themes Microsoft created for its early 2000s operating system, reports The Verge.One theme, dubbed “Candy,” will be very familiar to anyone who has used a Mac running Mac OS X 10.0. A number of UI elements closely resemble or match Apple’s Aqua theme, a fact perhaps most apparent in shiny, rounded window buttons designed to mimic droplets of water.

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