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Backwards compatibility with Windows 7 2-finger touch is also a key focus of Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world's largest operating system maker, after hearing years of comments on how we are living in a "post-PC" era in which users are using their smartphones and tablets more than their PCs (supposedly) made one of the most ambitious moves in its history with its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft decided to use touch to drive its interface.

I. Windows 8 Touch -- Not the Mayan Apocalypse (Though People Think it is)

Touch is a very threatening prospect to many users as they fear that Microsoft will under-deliver experience-wise for traditional mouse-and-keyboard systems. In a recent official Windows Team blog on touch progress, many of the comments were complaints griping about lacking experience for traditional non-touch input hardware.

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We don't want something developed for tablets on our desktop pc even if it "doesn't affect mouse and keyboard system". They should had developed 2 types of windows, one for pc one for tablets, not forcing poeple to "get into the tablet monopoly that you want it or not" kind of experience. It's not because apple ipads sell well that they obviously need to follow like a little dog behind them thinking "well they need competition so let's f up the desktop experience to hopefully get poeple buy our new tablets"
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Six strokes will do it... lol
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I've said it a million times, Windows 8 is going to fail. Hard.
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Some say the act of using 5 fingers at the same time would be the act of :

455ing...

Thanks, Microsoft!
Edited by beers - 3/30/12 at 7:22am
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Originally Posted by beers View Post

Some say the act of using 5 fingers at the same time would be the act of :

455ing...

Thanks, Microsoft!

Well it's definitely looking like M$ is fisting us a good one with his OS, biggrin.gif

Hubbah hubbah!
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post

I've said it a million times, Windows 8 is going to fail. Hard.

Me too.

We'll see how long Microsoft will take to release the equivalent of Windows 98 Second Edition, but this time as a free "upgrade".

Edit:

The argument Jason Mick (the writer of the article) makes at "2. Multi-touch + keyboard + mouse is the future of I/O." is complete nonsense when you talk about the desktop and laptop. It's not practical to use a touchscreen to control a desktop, even if they make cheap touchscreens just for that. It's not ergonomical, it's as simple as that, some people already have problems when using a mouse for prolonged periods, now imagine how tiring it would be to constantly be moving your hand in the air, without support, people would get tired of the gestures needed to operate the computer. One thing is being innovative, when the mouse came there were detractors, another is forgetting to think that it simply is not practical.

And the article needs overall revising too. Not even the last paragraph makes sense:
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Users will have to adapt to the mouse, just they adapted going from horse reins to steering wheel or from mouse to mouse+keyboard.

What ? Shouldn't it be adapt to touch interfaces ? And "adapted going (...) from mouse to mouse + keyboard" ? It's the other way around.
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I won't touch Windows 8 with 1 finger.
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Yess lets all grope out computer screens LOL.
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That might be nice for some people, however as I use my screen for media, having finger prints on screen is a hindrance to my work. Stylus options would be nice, ala Wacom systems.
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