29 May 2008
Microsoft Unveils New Touchscreen Windows
From The Times
Microsoft is signalling the end of the mouse with its latest operating system, which aims to build on the success of its rival Apple’s iPhone touch screen.
Windows 7 will allow PC users to touch, rather than point and click, in a move which indicates that the world’s most influential software company believes that the days of the keyboard-mouse combination are coming to an end. But some critics claim that Microsoft is a long way from replacing what has been the dominant human-computer interface since its invention by Xerox researchers in the 1970s… [more]