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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Monopoly
by Glynser on Tue 5th Apr 2011 14:12 UTC
Glynser
Member since:
2007-11-29

In Windows 9 they'll have to add a PDF Reader Ballot Screen

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RE: Monopoly
by nej_simon on Tue 5th Apr 2011 15:13 in reply to "Monopoly"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

In Windows 9 they'll have to add a PDF Reader Ballot Screen


I know you're probably joking but in fact Adobe didn't want Microsoft to include support for PDF a while back due to Microsoft's embrace-extend-extinguish-strategy.

So that could have been true if things had turned out differently. ;)

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RE[2]: Monopoly
by Glynser on Wed 6th Apr 2011 13:03 in reply to "RE: Monopoly"
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

Well I'd say I was semi-joking ;)
Of course it's kinda funny, but honestly, I'd really expect something like that to happen, because it's indeed a threat to Adobe.

On the other hand, I never really understood why they were forced to insert a browser ballot screen. They should be allowed to ship whatever they want, why should they be forced to offer third party browsers at all? I'm an Opera user and I hate IE, but for me it's perfectly fine if they only ship IE with Windows. Even without a ballot screen, Mozilla managed to gain 25% or so marketshare...

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