Windows 7 Features Revealed!

Looks like Microsoft is really going “hands on” (hehe… I crack myself up!) Check out the list from Gizmodo:

  • There will be a OSX-like dock, though how OS X-like is yet to be seen.
  • Multi-touch gestures in photogalleries like two-finger zoom, flicking, and panning. Think of the photo app on the Microsoft Surface table.
  • Multi-touch paint program where you can draw with 10 fingers (again, think of what you’ve already seen in Surface)
  • Multi-touch piano app
  • In-depth mapping application that pulls from Microsoft’s Live Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth

It’s that last one that should peek lots of interest ’round here. Combined with the touch technology, I can see a number of potential uses in the geospatial world. Supposedly we’re looking at sometime late next year for a release date, although MS is notorious for having exceptionally fuzzy release dates.

2 thoughts on “Windows 7 Features Revealed!

  1. Note that all the features you mention are on OS x / Google platform out there in the real world.

    MS is vaporware.

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