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Friday, May 30, 2008

No Mouse, but your hands

Microsoft is developing a new touch screen operating system that could mean the end of the computer mouse, Bill Gates has announced.
Windows 7 aims to build on the success of the touch screen systems developed by Microsoft's rival Apple's iPhone.

Microsoft users will issue commands by touching the screen rather than by the traditional keyboard and mouse combination, which has dominated since the 1970s.

Windows 7 is due to be released in 2010 and is Microsoft's attempt to catch-up with Apple, whose handheld iPhone has proved exceptionally popular.

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