Linked by David Adams on Tue 9th Dec 2008 16:46 UTC, submitted by weildish
OSNews, Generic OSes Sometimes it seems that every new OS that comes out these days is ultimately and altogether quite similar. "It's all been done before," we sigh as new system after system is released with only eye-candy the apparent difference for most users. This new OS, named "g-speak" by its creators, will give one a run for his money. Using special gloves, a user of the system gestures his way about the OS on several wall-sized displays that interact with one another. The makers of g-speak call it "the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984." Perhaps they are right. See the neat video here. You can even go so far as to dust off your Tom Cruise Minority Report action figure to better savor the future with.
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Dumb idea
by google_ninja on Tue 9th Dec 2008 20:39 UTC
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

This is only usable for incredibly specific use cases. First of all, to work an 8 hour day you would need the upper body strength of a body builder to be able to handle the big gestures. Secondly, every demo was based on zooming interfaces, lets see someone write an email with that thing. It works fine for broad sweeping gestures, but not for anything where precision is required.

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