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The Register: The Skinny on Skinning Whistler

Jun 23, 2000, 16:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

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"BetaNews has reported fresh rumours that Microsoft will build skinning into future versions of Windows, in an attempt to give the OS the theme capabilities of Linux. Right now these are only available from third parties."

"(The BetaNews gang spotted a job ad back in January where Microsoft was hiring developers with experience of extensible Window managers.)"

"We've heard these rumours too and can shed a little more light on the project. We hear that Microsoft does indeed have such a development project on the go, although it's only got semi-official status, and is comprised of developers who worked on the Real Media Player 7 and MSN Mars projects. The goal is to introduce basic themes into Whistler, the consumer version of Windows 2000."

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