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]: App scalability
by avgalen on Tue 5th Apr 2011 04:24 UTC in reply to "RE: App scalability"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

maybe you were confusing applications that were build for iPhone automatically resizing to the iPad. Both of those are on iOS though. Developing "cross-Mac-OS" is far from easy and Apple isn't really interested (yet) in making it easier.

In their opinion everyone should have an iPod for music, an iPad for browsing and playing games on fixed locations, an iPhone for communicating on mobile locations and of course a full blown Mac for doing all of those things and maybe even creating something at home or in the office. All of these devices have different goals, so software only has to be accessible on 1 of them?

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