Microsoft to Create Extensible Window Manager

Microsoft has solicited job offers for a software design engineer who would help develop a new extensible window manager for the successor to Windows 2000. A new window manager would integrate "skinning" right into the OS to enable a complete interface customization, similar to UNIX X11 window managers like Enlightenment. Microsoft's Jobs Web site reads, "It will be the foundation for a new generation of Window Managers, which will allow easily extensible UI look, feel and behavior. This component will also enable the operating system to support different Window Managers, which could evolve independently from the operating system itself." Full story to follow pending comment from Microsoft Corp.

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