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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by boldingd on Tue 5th Apr 2011 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stratoukos"
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Also worth mentioning is LaTeX; it's pretty common in academic circles. I'd wager that most published articles you see in the sciences are typeset with LaTeX. The last place I worked kept extensive documentation as a massive set of PDF's and LaTeX source files.

OS X also has a built-in PDF printer, and at least one high-quality open-source PDF virtual printer is available for Windows. (And they are incredibly handy little tools, once you discover them!)

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