Originally posted by BBenve
and considerng that OS 9 face is the same as all previews Mac OS ..it is safe to say that for LOOONG time we will see nothing but Aqua (LOVELY INTERFACE ) especially cause i really don't see the need for apple to redesign a quite perfect gui that has just been released......
Actually, OS 8 and OS 9 had a completely different look to it.
OS 7.6.1 and below had the TRUE Classic Mac OS look. No 32-bit icons like OS 8.5, and it had a much more plain look. OS 8.0 introduced the Platinum theme, and introduced tabs (which have since disappeared in OS X), and 8.1 introduced spring-loaded folders.
So Apple could still introduce a slight redesign to Aqua along the OS X road, but like you said, probably not for a while.