Friday, February 26, 2010

Why Can’t PCs Work More Like iPhones? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Doesn’t seem to be a problem for Windows 7 multi-touch…

A former senior Apple engineer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements signed while an employee, explained that adding full multitouch to OS X would require a hefty redesign of many components in the code. “It’s one thing to add multitouch to a few applications, implementing the ability to pinch and zoom from the trackpad on the laptop with the Preview application,” the engineer said. “But it’s a whole different story if you want to implement these technologies on the desktop, or globally on OS X.”

Why Can’t PCs Work More Like iPhones? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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