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[3]: To gimmicky
by Laurence on Sun 8th Feb 2009 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: To gimmicky"
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In other words a very small niche that the majority of users are going to give a **** about.

Get over yourself! PDAs are hardly a niche. You only have to look at the popularity of the iPhone to see that.

And whos to say that future laptops/netbooks wont ship with touch-screen instead/as well as a touch pad? (I, for one, would like this).

From where I'm sitting - you're letting your short-sighted / narrow-mindedness affect your judgement on this technology.
Yes it maynot be a revolutionary new keyboard-killer, but it's still a useful tool, and I for one wouldn't want to see development halted on any useful input tools just because a few geeks decided they specifically didn't need them.

I mean what's next on your hit list? Should Microsoft ditch gamepad / joystick support in Win7 because the majorety of PC users aren't gamers and many gamers prefer keyboard & mice?

Edited 2009-02-08 21:26 UTC

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