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: App scalability
by sukru on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:18 UTC in reply to "App scalability"
sukru
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2006-11-19

Do not forget the Xbox. The XNA framework will work on Windows, Xbox and the WP7 at the same time (and also Zune HD, but it's as good as dead).

I hope this transition does not become another Vista. They're very good (UI-wise) on the desktop right now.

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