Last year, the D: All Things Digital conference delivered a historic joint appearance between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. This year it delivered the first serious look at Windows 7.
On Tuesday, in a joint keynote conversation at D6, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer provided the audience with a preview of Windows 7, including new multitouch features that will be built into the operating system. Although Microsoft talked about a few other features in Windows 7, multitouch stole the show.
“It’s much faster to do certain tasks than using a mouse,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President Julie Larson-Green, who demonstrated Microsoft’s multitouch technology at D6.
Check out the following sources to get the rest of the details:
- See the demo of Windows 7 multi-touch (ZDNet)
- Video: Microsoft demonstrates Multi-touch (Windows Vista Team Blog)
- Microsoft to add multitouch interface to Windows 7 (CNET)
- Microsoft touts touch-screen (The Wall Street Journal)
- Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound (CrunchGear)
- Live at D6: Windows 7 (CNET)
- Windows 7 & All Things D (GigaOm)
- Windows 7 at D6 (AllThingsD)
- Microsoft is hellbent on bringing touch to you (ZDNet)
- Windows 7 info starts to trickle out of Microsoft (ZDNet)