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So, windows 7 is on the verge, and the beta is currently being tested worldwide, if it wasn’t for my killing my Vaio, leaving me with one laptop, I would have been testing it myself. However the reason I’m excited about it, is simply the way they have incorporated touch screen technology, and the fact they have re-done explorer.exe from scratch.
This video isnt new, but does highlight some of the features that will be exciting to both the average users, and the creative users.
Explorer.exe has supposedly been rebuilt, and thus much faster, I hope this is true, because it has been dragging for some time now. A boring fact, but on to the interesting one..
If you can use your desktop or laptop with touchscreen, then there’s a whole lot of new possibilities, from artists, to musicians, and graphic designers to web designers, many will reap the benefits.
A musician on the go will be able to use their screen like a midi controller, whether they’re playing some keys, or turning nobs. A whole lot more of this can now be “hands on”, with the ability to alter switches, mod wheels and notes in reason, ableton etc, and have the changes recorded in real time, this is truly amazing news. Even in studios the engineers will have the ability to use a large touch screen as their mixer, having the ability to download new operating system software for their touch screen running on windows, Mac will embrace this also at some point, I’m sure they have seen the creative possibilities, and with this being their high end target market, they will no doubt cater for this.
Graphic designers will be able to sketch on their laptops whereever they are, without needing an accessory like a wacom pad or graphics tablet.
Soon, web designers will be building their designs using their fingers to move boxes of colour, text, and modules to different areas of their site, resizing them as they go.
I think these improvements will help users connect better with their tools, in this case the tool is a computer, and although the keyboard and mouse are hear to stay, this “third” hand if you like, will add a lot more functionality, and if the Internet, web designers, and web developers embrace these new tools then maybe web 3.0 is around the corner?
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