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Microsoft shows off its vision for gesture-controlled PCs

  1. #11


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    Another way to look at this is when working with the hearing impaired.

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  2. #12


    MS seemed to think RT would pay off also. How did that work out for them? Just because MS see's something in it doesn't mean anyone else will.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Sometimes people need to get a bit of reality about them - can you imagine this type of nonsense working on a PLANE !! also imagine an office -- I've got a decent space but the more offices I visit people seem to be crammed in more and more having less space than ever before - who ever invented that dreadful conception of "Open Plan" offices -- deadly combination of "Mobile Phone" in cramped office -- people are inconsiderate enough when using mobiles today in any case , having to bear them in in cramped offices is just pure PURGATORY - loud pings every 19 secs when texts arrive, answering phone or making incessant calls with a voice that would put an army DRILL SGT to shame etc - gesture motions in these places would just be REDICULOUS too - people would get oblivious to their neighbours - your coffee / computer / monitor etc would probably just get knocked to the ground by some bozo gesturing around while at the same time yelling away on a mobile phone.

    For people with mobility impairments this could be a good idea - but unleash on general public -- NO THANKS !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post

    Why is it that whenever people see these demos they immediately assume Microsoft is going to throw away the keyboard and mouse and replace it with something like this.

    Uh.... windows 8...???
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  5. #15


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    That's weird, I was just shaking my can of compressed air to clean my keyboard and all these porn sites opened up in IE, all by them selves. What's up with that?
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    That's weird, I was just shaking my can of compressed air to clean my keyboard and all these porn sites opened up in IE, all by them selves. What's up with that?
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  7. #17


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    since people refuse to buy the Metro touch-based OS for their PCs, they now ram voice and motion control into out thorats?

    I already can envision an office with professionals (engineers, accountants, graphics designers etc.) with everyoen talking adn waiving aroudn trying to enter numbers. Every voice-device isn't able to recognize my voice and gives me jibberish s far. I'm sure the IRS will appareciate the accuracy of my taxes when I enter them with my voice.

    Touch is fine for small mobile devices. but you imagine peole on the bus or in public gesturing and talking to their device?
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  8. #18


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    I have no interest whatsoever in touch-screens on PCs, and will not own one.

    And I have even less interest in this 'gesture' rubbish!

    I wouldn't even consider purchasing.


    Wenda.
    Last edited by Wenda; 28 Sep 2013 at 17:06.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    MS seemed to think RT would pay off also. How did that work out for them? Just because MS see's something in it doesn't mean anyone else will.
    As I said. Microsoft released Windows NT in 1993. It did not become commercially successful until Windows 2000 for the server and XP on the desktop. That was 7-8 years. Microsoft is no stranger to introducing a technology and allowing it to evolve to the point where it becomes successful.

    RT will pay off, both in the mobile market as well as the server market. There are new ARM based server blade clusters from both HP and Dell that draw 15W or less per blade (which is a huge datacenter cost savings) and the plan is to have a server version of RT as their OS, though I wouldn't expect this until Windows 9 timeframe.
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  10. #20


    wow cant wait for it in the philippines. it so cool
    if that will release in the philippines i think it costs a lot of money
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