I don't know about you, but this change scares me. Of course, I just bought a new not-touch-screen monitor two days ago. How do you accurately select text with a fingertip ten times bigger than a period? I have enough trouble selecting just the right characters now.
Microsoft ditches standard Windows look and feel for brand new interface, as launch is confirmed for October
Microsoft joins the touchscreen revolution
Software will appear on PCs in October
Gone is the Start Menu. Gone is the Desktop. Instead, applications, widgets and social network updates appear in the form of a mosaic of tiles.
Everything is touch-friendly, as you swipe across screens to access more tiles and more tiles.
This is the new version of Windows, and it is almost ready for prime-time, with Microsoft preparing Windows 8 for launch in October.
Windows fans may lament their loss, but Microsoft has seen the future, and it is all about touch.
The new Windows will look very different to all previous versions
KEEP yer touch-screen! I'll keep my QWERTY keyboard and mouse, thankuverymuch!
Postscript: does anyone know of someone who can type accurately and quickly on a touch-screen?!? I sure don't!
I am very interested in seeing what, if any, efforts Microsoft takes to make this version of Windows accessible to people with disabilities. I love the Apple products and their built-in accessibility. They have made touch screen devices very useable for people with disabilities.
Hey Steph! It's not too strong a statement for me to say that the Apple products changed my life. Blind people only have one true choice when it comes to accessibility at the same price paid by sighted people. That one choice is Apple!
I'm glad you smiled. :)
The first image that came to mind was "CSI Miami". They've had a futuristic version for years. Can't imagine it responds well to things like hand lotion.
From what I've read the Microsoft Surface Tablet due out in Oct in a limited function version and the pro version due next Jan are a far cry from the table sized Surface computers we've seen on CSI Miami and many other shows.