Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Bring on Metro

At WinHEC (Hardware and Engineering Conference) last week. Bill Gates and team announced the new technology Metro. A new document format which will be royalty free. The demonstration showed how such things as gradients could easily be replicated (as a portable document format should!) to a Metro equipped printer. Metro FAQ's now available.

So the question is where does this leave Adobe? To be honest I've never been a big fan of Acrobat. While the idea is great, the implementation leaves little to be desired. The fact that most times I find people can't print or a print queue is blocked at work and a PDF is fault is astonishing. Not to mention the slow load times of Acrobat 6 - noted that version 7 improved on this. I can't wait to start using new Metro format for all my content creation where possible and finally have some competition to PDF.


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