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[7]: XPS dead?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Apr 2011 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: XPS dead?"
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Actually it is. Yes, it is suppose to be only optional. But try running OpenOffice without Java installed.

Ok hold on, I already have it installed.

(launches OpenOffice)

Hey look at that, works just fine. Maybe you didn't read that page I provided:
but other programs (like Writer, Calc and Impress) only need Java for special functionality.

Special functionality, not major components.

OpenOffice is C++ code, Java functionality was added later by Sun to boost the Java install base.

Do you just assume that everyone else fakes their knowledge as much as you do?

I've been following the development of OpenOffice for years. I even did a blog post a while back on how Sun was underfunding the project. Meanwhile MS has always had a massive team on Office because it is a cash cow for them. Like it or not that level of funding has translated into real world gains.

Blaming stoopid head CTOs for the lack of OO adoption doesn't make sense when many of those same companies are running LAMP stacks and Firefox. Just because something is free does not mean that it provides economic gains.

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