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At the end of the opening keynote at its Worldwide Partners Conference in Toronto Microsoft announced yet another purchase: touchable display creator Perceptive Pixel. Perceptive Pixel is looking to improve on the analogue whiteboard with 27-, 55-, and 82-inch LCD displays that allow the user to manipulate images by touch, …

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Anonymous Coward

Too many products with no joined up thinking.

It's cool tech for the sake of it.

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Anonymous Coward

Hmmm

Will it crash all the time? It's Microsoft after all!

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Hmmm

@AC

Crash these days? You probably have a driver or hardware issue.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Hmmm

Like the Microsoft Surface did when demonstrated to the world?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBrRxVXUUTI

No, nothing Microsoft crashes any more... bellend.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Hmmm

Woo! Third party app on a pre-production OS installed on a pre-production device freezes. Colour me surprised.

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FAIL

Re: Hmmmhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/fail_32.png

Life is simple under The Surface! Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt_KbkgSqLg

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Pint

Surface?

Isn't this just like the original MicroSoft Surface?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxk_WywMTzc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Linux

So Ballmer's got one

"Steve's got one on the wall in his office and he's using it all the time. He's the biggest fan of the thing."

That'll be his Stupid Idea Dispenser. At last, something reliable from Microsoft

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Anonymous Coward

the mind boggles

"It's going to be the hottest tech item this Christmas, I tell ya," said Kurt DelBene, president of Microsft's Office Division. "Steve's got one on the wall in his office and he's using it all the time. He's the biggest fan of the thing."

Without context, you'd dread to think what was being referred to- a magic mirror, a half-eaten baby sculpture or a Hello Kitty speedball all spring to mind..

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Anonymous Coward

Hmm...

This looks pretty interesting from a CAD/CAM or design point of view, enabling the user to dispense with the graphics tablet and run the whole screen as an electronic drawing board.

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