Microsoft shows off Windows 7 touch-screen features
Microsoft highlighted new multi-touch features on the range of new PCs as it launched Windows 7 in New York on Thursday.
Here’s a clip of a photo managing program, which allows you to sort through snaps and manipulate them manually, and a shot of the new Kindle application from Amazon, which lets people read a book onscreen, if that’s what they want to do.
The Windows 7 launch event was quieter than previous versions, focusing on slick new hardware and consumer-oriented features such as watching TV on the PC, creating home networks, making videos and playing music.
Early reviews of Windows 7 have been positive, but it will be a few months before it becomes clear if consumers really take to the new operating system.