Microsoft to add multitouch interface to Windows 7

In an interesting but perhaps unsurprising move, Microsoft plans to add multitouch interface to Windows 7, CNET reports. Corporate Vice President Julie Larson-Green demonstrated the multitouch technology at the Wall Street Journal’s "D: All Things Digital" conference, painting with several fingers at the same time to show how it can process not just touch, but multiple simultaneous input. "It’s much faster to do certain tasks than using a mouse," Larson-Green said. She also showed how users can rotate images by pinching and rotating them, much like Microsoft’s Surface or Apple’s iPhone.
Microsoft had previously hinted that the touch gestures would find their way into Windows. In an interesting twist, though, the new technology will work with existing touch screens, Microsoft said. The company showed it running on an existing Dell laptop…

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