No, it’s not

The most popular technology story on news.com.au is linked as Is Windows 7 the end of the mouse?  This is the first paragraph:

MICROSOFT has developed a touchscreen operating system that could signal the end of the computer mouse.

Seriously, this is just bad reporting.  While Windows 7 does include support for multi-touch capabilities, touch-screens remain more expensive than a standard mouse and have other trade-offs such as accuracy and arm fatigue.  Just because a new feature seems cool or futuristic does not mean that the interface it replaces with disappear.

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About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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