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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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:52 UTC
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Would adobe care if people stopped using their reader? They don't make any money selling it. OS X and Linux have built in readers and Windows never included it so I can't see them making any money on distribution rights.

Adobe makes money on the authoring tools (and maybe licensing the format; not sure about this). Having Windows being able to handle PDFs out of the box would only boost them.

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