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[3]: App scalability
by leos on Tue 5th Apr 2011 01:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: App scalability"
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I can't see how this could be possible, regardless of platform or tools

Exactly. Windows Mobile was terrible because they tried to make it easy to move desktop apps to the phone. The result was horrible user interfaces that weren't suitable for a mobile platform.

Now we're expected to believe that a mobile UI will work on the desktop? Not a chance. Unless they're talking just one package with multiple UIs. That would make more sense.

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