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Metro: another tentative of user lock-in?

Another lock-in of users  format full of promise by Microsoft: Metro
Metro will be based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), an open standard widely used on the internet.
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Metro is basically M$ response to the widely use Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) file format…There is some articles which try to explain why M$ is now trying to control PDF:  Microsoft gunning for Adobe’s PDF format? and  Microsoft Metro Threatens Adobe Acrobat, a very good article on what Metro may change in our lives.

Metro Specification and Reference Guide is available on M$ HERE

Note: If You ever want to create, read, modifiy PDF using #Java, there is a huge list of open source libraries and tools list HERE

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.