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Friday, July 25, 2008

Windows 7 on its way

Microsoft has said it would ship by January 2010, but top executives have also said from time to time that it would be done by the end of 2009.

Microsoft has released few details on the product, largely assuring customers that it would be making big architectural changes and that it will have a new multi touch user interface, an alternative to the computer mouse. This means that users will be able to control the next version of Microsoft Windows with touch controls.

Bill Gates framed the new feature as an evolution away from the mouse. The ability to use touch to give users fingertip control of their screens could help revolutionize how computer desktops and mobile phones are controlled and would be an alternative to existing mice, keyboard and pen based user controls.

New enhancements to DirectX will help applications harness the latest innovations in GPUs and LCD displays, including support for scalable, high performance, 2D and 3D graphics, text, and images.

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