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Chris Gohlke
10-25-2010, 12:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/7-ways-to-make-windows-7-more-touch-friendly#axzz12pxS1uot' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/7-ways-to...y#axzz12pxS1uot</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"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&rsquo;s desktop OS and there&rsquo;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&rsquo;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 &ldquo;big buttons&rdquo; of Media Center."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1287955058.usr10.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>This article is spot on. &nbsp;I just picked up a new netbook that converts into a tablet and runs Windows 7. &nbsp;After messing around a bit with the tablet functionality, I don't think I'll be making much use of it. &nbsp;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.</p>

10-28-2010, 01:56 PM
The strongest advantage of a "Real" Tablet PC is the handwriting ability; something that both the iPad and its epigons miss.
While I do not disagree that the UI could be improved I do not see this "touching "mantra so important on a 10" screen.
On a phone is a completely different story though.