Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Microsoft unveils new touchscreen Windows

By early 2010, people will be able to move objects on their PC by touching the screen with their fingers, Microsoft said


Microsoft is signalling the end of the mouse with its latest operating system, which aims to build on the success of its rival Apple's iPhone touch screen.
Windows 7 will allow PC users to touch, rather than point and click, in a move which indicates that the world’s most influential software company believes that the days of the keyboard-mouse combination are coming to an end. But some critics claim that Microsoft is a long way from replacing what has been the dominant human-computer interface since its invention by Xerox researchers in the 1970s.
It is unclear how willing office workers or home users are to abandon hard-won typing skills and lean forward to start manipulating images on a large computer screen.

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