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[2]: PDF reader ?
by WorknMan on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: PDF reader ?"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Why is PDF a crappy format? What do you use when you want to send someone a document and you want to ensure that he sees exactly what you see?


A text file ;)

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RE[3]: PDF reader ?
by Stratoukos on Tue 5th Apr 2011 00:46 in reply to "RE[2]: PDF reader ?"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

Touché ;)

EDIT: <CR><LF> anyone?

It's actually quite telling for the industry that there are interoperability issues on freaking text files.

Edited 2011-04-05 00:56 UTC

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RE[4]: PDF reader ?
by FealDorf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 01:03 in reply to "RE[3]: PDF reader ?"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

The deal is actually that the present version of PDF has so many interactive elements that it's no longer "Printable Document Format".

I liked PDF back when it was on vinyl.

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