Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2008 17:42 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Windows The new OS includes major new user interface updates, and promises to work much better with third-party hardware and software. Can the latest version of the OS wash away the sour taste of Vista? Here's a detailed report and a slideshow of Windows 7 screenshots.
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RE[3]: ennervation
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ennervation"
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Will it feel bolted-on, working inconsistenly between applications (or only supported in a few applications), or will Microsoft integrate the support into every bit of their software, and wait for others to catch up?


From what the ever lovely Julie is telling us in the keynote, an app doesn't need to know anything about touch or Windows 7 in order to work with touch. A touch-enabled comptuer will automatically make make menu items have more whitespace (25%) so they're easier to touch. Touch worked just fine on an unaltered installation of Word 2007.

Julie also told that applications can also be tuned towards touch, to support more advanced touch gestures. It was pretty damn cool, actually.

And yeah, I like Julie. Sue me.

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