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Old 4th June, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Touch-Screen PCs More Hype Than Reality?

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Thursday, 04 June 2009

Microsoft's impending launch of its next-generation Windows 7 operating system is expected to give the budding technology a further boost.
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Old 4th June, 2009, 11:13 PM
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If they can create a screen that doesn't show filthy fingerprints, maybe it will start taking off.
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Based upon the demos I've seen, including that given by head muppet Gates, the idea is totally crap.

When controlling my PC using a mouse, I only need to move my hand very short distances.

So, why the hell would I want to start having to sweep my hand all the way across a large LCD display? Gesturing like someone practising karate?

They can't possibly be serious!
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Yeah, this really strikes me as a solution in search of a problem.
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Well at lest we wouldn't need to have a flag in each hand like they do on Aircraft -Carriers and Mac machines!! ":O}
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