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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RE[2]: not astonishing
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 7th Feb 2009 23:27 UTC in reply to "RE: not astonishing"
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That argument may apply to performance or crashiness of a feature, but in general the UI or functionality of the feature should be ready by the Beta build (at least based on the way the Win7 project is being run). Multitouch suffers from a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem. It needs to be in the OS for apps to take advantage of it, but it may be a little while (and perhaps another version of Windows) before it's totally natural.

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