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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RE[2]: I don't know
by raver31 on Wed 28th May 2008 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't know"
raver31
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2005-07-06

A computer without a keyboard is essentially useless. Speech recognition is not there yet, and touch sensitive panels do not give tactile feedback for fast touch typists.

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RE[3]: I don't know
by Laurence on Wed 28th May 2008 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't know"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

...and touch sensitive panels do not give tactile feedback for fast touch typists.

that's not always the case. Some mobile devices vibrate slightly to being tactile feedback to touch sensitive buttons while I've seen other devices which have a gel like touch-screen so users have the sensation of button presses

Edited 2008-05-28 15:50 UTC

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RE[4]: I don't know
by helf on Wed 28th May 2008 18:14 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't know"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Mushy gel, vibrating screens? uh.. That doesn't even come close to 1/4" travel and a click of an actual button.

I've tried multiple types of keyboards, and I can't stand ones that don't offer real tactile feedback.

even the super thin keyboards with almost no travel drive me insane.

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