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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RE: PDF reader ?
by chandler on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:29 UTC in reply to "PDF reader ?"
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Adobe Reader really is a horrible and slow program with a terrible updater and a bad security track record. Right now I use PDF-XChange Viewer on Windows and it's quite good for a heavyweight viewer with annotation capabilities. However, for machines I set up for other people, I'd be glad to have a viewer integrated into Windows or into Firefox just to have one less program to install and one less security update cycle to think about.

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