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: XPS dead?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Apr 2011 07:07 UTC in reply to "XPS dead?"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

MS Office wouldn't help put the $ in MS if OpenOffice didn't feel so dated in comparison.

The public doesn't mind spending a buck twenty if it means they don't have to stare at software that looks like it is from 1998.

I would love to see MS Office taken down to $50 but that will only happen when it gets some real competition.

Windows Server Web Edition exists because of competition from Linux. MS Office mainly competes with older versions of itself.

Edited 2011-04-05 07:12 UTC

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RE[2]: XPS dead?
by flanque on Tue 5th Apr 2011 11:50 in reply to "RE: XPS dead?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

MS Office mainly competes with older versions of itself.

That's very true.

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RE[2]: XPS dead?
by TemporalBeing on Tue 5th Apr 2011 14:33 in reply to "RE: XPS dead?"
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2007-08-22

MS Office wouldn't help put the $ in MS if OpenOffice didn't feel so dated in comparison.


MS puts money where MS wants to put money - which is nearly any where they can put a competitor out of business, or at least severely harm a competitor. Partners are not excluded from the harm, if they are doing business in an area where MS wants to go.

So no matter how good OpenOffice may ever be, MS will still dump money into Office - even if they have entirely lost the market. That's just how MS operates.

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RE[3]: XPS dead?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Apr 2011 15:30 in reply to "RE[2]: XPS dead?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

So no matter how good OpenOffice may ever be, MS will still dump money into Office - even if they have entirely lost the market. That's just how MS operates.


So? MS keeps dumping money into IE and yet Firefox is as popular as ever. Competition has been good for both.

If OpenOffice was close to Office 2007 in quality and functionality then MS would be in serious trouble. MS could dump 5 billion into Office but it wouldn't matter since most people would go with free and good enough.

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