Linked by weildish on Sat 7th Feb 2009 10:59 UTC
Windows One of the big hypes of Windows 7 was the new integrated touch and multitouch features unheard of in previous systems. On paper, it all looks nice, but the folks over at Engadget recently tested out these said features of the beta on an HP TouchSmart PC, and were underwhelmed by the efficiency of the features.
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not astonishing
by MysterMask on Sat 7th Feb 2009 15:47 UTC
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So is anybody really astonished to see Microsoft once again overpromising / underperforming.

To anybody but the die hard Win fangirls it was clear that this would happen when Microsoft's marketing people hoped on the iPhone hype and claimed that Lose7's touch features will leave the iPhone in the dust.

This is Microsoft's usual marketing tactic if they sense that competitors have better technology: the claim that the next version of Door/Home-Office/Not-SQL-Server/iiS/etc. will leave competition in the dust to prevent customers flocking to the competition. Then they release an underperforming product which needs at least 3 Versions to become useful. Especially when it comes to user interfaces, they still don't get that less is more.

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