Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tired of Mousing? Windows Touch Let's Your Fingers Do The Walking

If you have a laptop, then you've probably gotten familiar with the touch pad. It's one of those features you might hate at first but soon learn to love. I know I have.

Microsoft is looking to launch the next phase in Touch technology with multi-touch controls. Imagine being able to manipulate photos or rotate digitized census records so that you easily read the name of the street written in the margin by the census taker with the flick of a finger.

Touch enabled Windows 7 is expected to be released at the end of 2010. And a "release candidate" for users to test drive is set to be available at the end of May.

The video above demonstrates some of the touch possibilities. And you can read more about it here at the BBC News.

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