updated 02:40 pm EDT, Tue September 13, 2005
Office 12 Aqua?
Screenshots have surfaced from what appears to be the forthcoming Microsoft for Windows. Many Mac and Windows users point out that several interface elements shown in the screenshots bear resemblance to Apple's Aqua interface. There are several instances of blue Aqua-like "capsules" in the new interface. Additionally, toolbars and window backgrounds sport a color scheme similar to Apple's Brushed Metal appearance. Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista and Office 12 make heavy use of transparency. Apple first unveiled the Aqua interface in 2000, and it has been the foundation of all Apple interfaces since.