Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Apr 2008 21:51 UTC
Windows Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday he expected the new version of Windows operating software, code-named Windows 7, to be released "sometime in the next year or so". The software giant has been aiming to issue more regular updates of the operating system software that powers the majority of the world's personal computers. Nevertheless, Gates' comments suggested that a successor to the Vista program might be released sooner than was generally expected.
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I like the last part of the news ...
by autumnlover on Sat 5th Apr 2008 00:17 UTC
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He said new versions of Windows would help revolutionize mobile phones and run the desk of the future, which would have a touch surface display allowing users to call up items using their hands.

Being myself a Startrek fan I always found myself fascinated with the idea of "touch where you work" LCARS-type interface. I also know that idea of "MS Surface" is substantially different from LCARS but the analogy between LCARS and "Surface" is - at least in its visual aspect - somehow viable, just like it was between TOS-type communicators and clamshell cellphones.

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