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Last post Author Topic: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7  (Read 14790 times)

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Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2012, 02:50:28 PM »
Another nail in the coffin for Metro - Metro IE does not support ANY addons or plugins.

http://www.infoq.com...11/09/Metro-Plug-ins

Apparently this is a design decision but it means you can't use Flash based sites in Metro and also it doesn't even support Microsoft's own technologies like Silverlight!!

No plugins/addon's also mean no in browser document support (eg. PDF).

This is going to be almost as silly a iPad emails where you can't open some extension types!

OK you can use IE normally on the 'legacy' desktop but what an arbitrary and silly restriction to piss people off in Metro!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 02:56:44 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2012, 03:03:21 PM »
This is going to be almost as silly a iPad emails where you can't open some extension types!

This again?  Look at the bottom of the e-mail on the attachment.  Click and hold.  A slide up dialog will come up with  the default action and a button for open in.  Click Open In, and it will show the registered applications.  Not much different than windows, other than there's no 'browse for application'.  Applications can also register themselves as generic handlers for attachments.

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Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2012, 03:48:17 PM »
Didn't seem to work for ePub attachments (and yes the Kindle app was installed)

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Re: Windows 8 is just a Service/crapware pack for Windows 7
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2012, 04:09:20 PM »
Didn't seem to work for ePub attachments (and yes the Kindle app was installed)

Strange... I did it for just that...?

UPDATE: I was curious, so tried again.  It worked for my other book readers (stanza, megareader), but apparently Nook nor Kindle set themselves up to be able to handle epub.  Strange oversight, but that's more B&N and Amazon's fault (I'd say it was b/c they don't want people using their apps to read non-drm books...)
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 04:14:34 PM by wraith808 »