Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 22:59 UTC
Windows And yes, the stream of controlled Windows 8 leaks continues. This time around, Thurrot and Rivera have published a number of screenshots from Windows 8's brand-new tablet user interface, and surprise surprise, its built on Metro, the same design language that underpins Windows Phone 7. Windows 8 will also include its own PDF reader, Modern Reader, which also happens to be the first application packaged in Microsoft's new AppX format. Update: Long Zheng has some technical details on AppX, including this little tidbit: "The extensive list of properties signifies the comprehensive scope of this system to be the ideal deployment strategy for 'applications', in all essence of the word. In fact, the AppX format is universal enough so it appears to work for everything from native Win32 applications to framework-based applications and even *gasp* web applications. Games are also supported."
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PDF reader ?
by Lennie on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:19 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

OK...
- so Chrome is gonna get a PDF-reader

- Apple already has a PDF-preview built into Mac OS X (probably more, I'm not an Apple user)

- Firefox 5 might get the a PDF-reader similair or the same as Chrome

- Windows 8 might get a PDF-reader

Do we really need that ?

It really is the crappiest format out there to parse and because of it, you are just asking for security bugs in all this new software:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XYqsf4JEY

It could also be one of the many reason the others just don't want to use the Acrobat Reader and just want something simple.

Edited 2011-04-04 23:24 UTC

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