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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by Icaria on Tue 5th Apr 2011 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE: ."
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Right, there's no way, no how that Metro is going to leak into the Windows desktop. It'll be like the clearly partitioned iOS and OSX UIs... oh wait.

And I never said the Aero HIG is going away. It'll no doubt linger in bits and pieces, in more sparsely updated apps, for a decade or so to come, like the half-dozen toolkits and fashions that preceded Vista do now.

this is so that they only have to work and two different OS's and not three.
I have no idea what this means. What different OSes? This article is about MS' work on multiple shells and UI paradigms on a single NT foundation, across multiple architectures.

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