I, along with many others have said that the Windows user interface needs a makeover to be touch friendly. I have a iPad-ish type Windows tablet that runs WIndows 7 and it is just not practical. I even talked with a few other developers about writing a pretty WPF front-end/shell for Windows that would be touch-friendly. Well luckily for me, Microsoft is already on it. They clearly “get” that they need to embrace touch screens!
Here’s an article describing the new OS:
and here is a high-resolution walkthrough of some of the newest features:
It looks very impressive and looks like they did a great job!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this!