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Rumormongers are telling us that the OS X interface, now known by that pet name of "Aqua," is apparently not going to be shiny enough for Apple to compete against Microsoft Vista's Aero, so now Jobs & Company have gone and changed the name of the Mac OS X user interface to Illuminous.

In the battle to see who can have the shiniest and most wonderful user interface ever, we can't really tell what Apple will do to top Aero or Aqua, but no doubt it will require a beefier graphics card to get it done. For specifics, we'll have to wait until Steve Jobs's Macworld keynote on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 9 a.m.


RUMOR: Aqua to be replaced with Illuminous [applegazette]