You may have read about the Times Reader back in April when it was previewed at the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention. It’s now available for download to Windows Vista beta users! The Times Reader enhances the onscreen reading experience through Windows Presentation Foundation, Microsoft’s advanced display technology in Windows Vista. As readers change font or window size, the text dynamically redraws to optimize both readability and on-screen layout. With WPF, the Times Reader can completely replicate the "look" of the print version of the NY Times, including fonts, typeface and layout, much more closely than its Web site now does.
It’s very cool; here are some hi-res screen shots.
Aw looks very cool and I really want to try it out on Vista, but it says I must have a @nytimes.com or @microsoft.com email address to download it :(
"Invalid e-mail address. Must be at nytimes.com or microsoft.com"
I'm having the same issue. It is apparently not really public yet. :^)
I had an exclusive screencast video overview of it here: http://www.istartedsomething.com/20060914/nytimes-reader-screencast/
Hey all: I'd understood that the NYT Reader would be available to anyone and everyone for download, but apparently that change has not yet gone into effect. I'm investigating now.
Btw is this one beta or final?
Thanks "someone", but I get access denied at that link.
You don't have permission to access "http://reader.nytimes.com/timesreader/TimesReaderSetup.exe" on this server.
I find it interesting that you can search NYT articles directly from Windows Search.
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