Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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by Buck on Wed 28th May 2008 06:52 UTC
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So... what's new here? They've showed how you could scale and move photos around, not unlike the iPhone. Well... okay. But even the damn iPhone can do it smoothly, but you do it on Windows on a notebook and suddenly the movements are all jerky and don't really follow your fingers? The second part is how they rotate the globe. I just fail to see how that relates to Windows at all. I mean, any Windows dev could implement that in about a month. Certainly you'd expect more from a larger corporation.
Forgetting for a moment that whatever they've cobbled together for the show fails to impress they haven't really shown the key components of the OS. I guess users could care less if Windows has the same old interface that's married to a mouse/keyboard input and a few apps that allow you to mess up your display with fingers.

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