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Windows 7: Touch Pack for everyone!!!

21 Apr 2010   #1
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 
Touch Pack for everyone!!!

Microsoft decided to release the Touch Pack to us users today, not just OEMS.

From Windows 7 blog
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The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 was first introduced last May as a series of 6 applications that are designed to showcase Windows Touch in Windows 7 and to help people learn touch gestures. It consists of 3 casual games, and 3 Microsoft Surface applications that have been created for Windows 7.

Until today, the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 was only available for OEMs to put on new Windows 7 PCs capable of Windows Touch. Due to feedback and requests from both partners and customers, we are releasing the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 for anyone with Windows Touch capable devices to download.

Download: Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

If you have a Windows 7 PC or a multitouch monitor that supports Windows Touch in Windows 7, the Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a good way for you to be able to truly test the multitouch investments we’ve made in Windows 7.

For more information on the Microsoft Touch Pack or Windows 7, see this blog post.

Here's the link. I'm downloading right now!!
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-Drew


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21 Apr 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Now, if they gave away touch screen monitors, I would try it, but until then I'll just have to wait for prices to come down.
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21 Apr 2010   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Now, if they gave away touch screen monitors, I would try it, but until then I'll just have to wait for prices to come down.
Last I checked HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, Hanns-G, etc (major brands) do not make touchscreens, its mainly those 'we've never heard of you before' names. Could be wrong though.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

I had the beta on my computer before and it worked fine on my computer with single touch input. However, I just went to install this RTM from MS, and it would'nt let me. Ah well, I guess I'll have to dig up the beta install file again
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21 Apr 2010   #5
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Now, if they gave away touch screen monitors, I would try it, but until then I'll just have to wait for prices to come down.
Last I checked HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, Hanns-G, etc (major brands) do not make touchscreens, its mainly those 'we've never heard of you before' names. Could be wrong though.
Later this year we should see some competitors against the iPad, such as the hp Slate, Dell tablet, etc.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Now, if they gave away touch screen monitors, I would try it, but until then I'll just have to wait for prices to come down.
Last I checked HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, Hanns-G, etc (major brands) do not make touchscreens, its mainly those 'we've never heard of you before' names. Could be wrong though.
Later this year we should see some competitors against the iPad, such as the hp Slate, Dell tablet, etc.
I meant more of touchscreen monitors. Rather then All-in-ones or laptops/netbooks/tablets.
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21 Apr 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

There is actually a way to make a (relatively) cheap and (relatively) easy touchscreen monitor.

All you need is a webcam, cardboard box, and a thin sheet of glass with a paper over it.
That is for the cheap version.

The better quality one requires a nice IR Camera, a thick sheet of acrylic, IR LEDs, and some woodshop skills.

~Lordbob
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21 Apr 2010   #8
Johnny

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x86
 
 
Actually...

Dell make a resonably priced touchscreen

Dell SX Series SX2210T 21.5"W Multi-Touch Monitor | Dell Australia

It's something that i've been trying to justify in my head, great idea, i just don't see myself using it all that much with my current setup
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21 Apr 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
There is actually a way to make a (relatively) cheap and (relatively) easy touchscreen monitor.

All you need is a webcam, cardboard box, and a thin sheet of glass with a paper over it.
That is for the cheap version.

The better quality one requires a nice IR Camera, a thick sheet of acrylic, IR LEDs, and some woodshop skills.

~Lordbob
Is this a joke, or are you saying that a touch screen does nothing more than taking optical input?
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21 Apr 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
Dell make a resonably priced touchscreen

Dell SX Series SX2210T 21.5"W Multi-Touch Monitor | Dell Australia

It's something that i've been trying to justify in my head, great idea, i just don't see myself using it all that much with my current setup
I guess that "reasonable" is in the eye of the beholder.
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