Monday, October 25, 2010
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Laptop Thoughts Software" @ 04:00 AM
"As someone who believes in open platforms and user choice, I want Windows 7 to compete in the tablet space. After all, there are millions of applications that run under Microsoft’s desktop OS and there’s no app store gate keeper to stop anyone from writing and distributing software. Unfortunately, as I (and others) have seen on a number of tablets lately, the Windows 7 UI just doesn’t work well with finger input. On the bright side, we hear that Microsoft is working on a more touch-friendly interface for Windows, which is supposed to be based on the “big buttons” of Media Center."
This article is spot on. I just picked up a new netbook that converts into a tablet and runs Windows 7. After messing around a bit with the tablet functionality, I don't think I'll be making much use of it. This article hits the main reasons, and it was a relief to see that these are legitimate issue with the OS, not just that I wasn't using it correctly or hadn't read the manual type issues.