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#1 ValeRo

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:16 PM

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For those wondering when touch features such as those found on the Surface PC or iPhone would make it into mainstream PCs, the answer appears to be "whenever Microsoft gets around to releasing Windows 7."

A Microsoft blogger said this week that the Vista successor will include an array of new touch features.

"I will say that if you are impressed by the 'touch features' in the iPhone, you'll be blown away by what's coming in Windows 7," said Hilton Locke, a test engineer on the Tablet PC effort. "Now if only we could convince more OEMs that Windows Touch Technology is going to drive their sales."

The posting, which was spotted earlier Wednesday by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, didn't offer much in the way of details on what's coming in Windows 7.

Microsoft has talked about the notion of gestures since the early days of the Tablet PC, though its earliest concepts required a digital pen. With Vista, Microsoft introduced the notion of using fingers to navigate the operating system. HP used the feature in its TouchSmart PC, though other computer makers have yet to follow suit.

Late in the lifecycle of Windows XP, Microsoft added its Origami "touch pack," designed to pave the way for ultrasmall PCs that can be controlled with a finger.

Source: News.com

Edited by ValeRo, 20 February 2008 - 07:07 PM.


#2 ThunderROM

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:10 PM

Very interesting :D

#3 Freka

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:56 PM

Sounds good.

I hope the interface will be something like we haven't seen before in an OS... I want Windows 7 to shock me :D

#4 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:54 AM

You linked to an old article. This was posted on December 12, 2007.

#5 exxon007

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:32 AM

If this turn out to be true, of course we all know that Apple won't pass up on this opportunity to make their next OS touch screen also. If this happen, would you say Apple copied Microsoft or Microsoft copied Apple since IPhone came out first?

Edited by exxon007, 21 February 2008 - 07:33 AM.


#6 Laguna

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

Apple is always the first to release innovative things.

Even the glass effect, the reflection, etc, etc, etc...

They are always the first.

But like Freka said, I want Windows 7 to make my balls fall! :whistle:

Edited by Laguna, 21 February 2008 - 02:47 PM.


#7 Skot

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:42 PM

Apple is always the first to release innovative things.

Even the glass effect, the reflection, etc, etc, etc...

They are always the first.

But like Freka said, I want Windows 7 to make my balls fall! :whistle:


Sorry bud, but that was Linux.

#8 exxon007

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:11 AM

Apple is always the first to release innovative things.

Even the glass effect, the reflection, etc, etc, etc...

They are always the first.

But like Freka said, I want Windows 7 to make my balls fall! :whistle:



I don't really care who comes out with what first, but weren't Microsoft the first one to came up with a graphic user interface OS?

Edited by exxon007, 22 February 2008 - 04:11 AM.


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