Windows 8 to feature Metro-style built-in PDF viewer


4, 2011


Coming across a link to a PDF is always a pain, with the hassle of waiting for Adobe’s slow PDF viewer to load and suck 100% processor usage.

It seems those days will soon come to an end, with Raphael Riviera from WithinWindows finding a native PDF viewer in their leaked build of Windows 8,

The note the viewer uses the Metro UI, includes a scrub feature, and a back button which makes it easily to jump back to the last viewed section.

Of more interest is that the app features the new AppX packaging, which bears strong similarities to the XAPPs used in Windows phone 7, suggesting we will eventually see cross-over applications which work on both operating systems equally.

Read more at WithinWindows here.

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