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[6]: XPS dead?
by TemporalBeing on Tue 5th Apr 2011 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: XPS dead?"
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"which yields the bug ridden, virus ridden, under-performant, bloated software that is Windows and Office that we have today.

Get out more. This in no way describes Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Win7 has come a long way - but it is still very bug ridden, under performant, and laden with viruses. The Win32 API by design is security flawed.

Office 2010 is not that much different from Office 2007.

Now compare to the competition - both are poor performing, and very problematic.

Or haven't you been paying attention to the industry news? Even OS news posts about viruses in Win7.

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RE[7]: XPS dead?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 17:00 in reply to "RE[6]: XPS dead?"
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Win7 has come a long way - but it is still very bug ridden


under performant


and laden with viruses

Ah, so you're trolling. You do realise that there hasn't been any major outbreak of ANYTHING since the release of Vista, right? We're obviously talking up-to-date installs, here.

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