Windows 7 Touch Pack Multitouch Apps Let You Fondle the Globe or Play Death Pong

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Microsoft's expanding Windows 7's multitouch powers with the Touch Pack for Windows 7, a pretty sweet collection of multitouch apps. Three are Surface apps, like the Virtual Earth 3D Surface Globe (guess what it does?) and Surface Collage. The other three are awesome-looking games.

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The Touch Pack only works with multitouch Windows 7 PCs, and will probably come pre-installed on a bunch when Windows 7 hits general availability. (Like HP's TouchSmart, no doubt.) Apparently, there's gonna be a logo deal for Windows Touch you can look for. Ed Bott has some impressions of the apps, if you're interested. (He likes them.)

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In Microsoft Garden, you make origami creations do things.

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Surface Lagoon is an interactive screensaver.

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Rebound is like Death Pong with an electrified court.

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Surface Collage is a photo collage making app, where you can save the configurations as desktop backgrounds—and since Windows 7 lets you cycle through them, you can make 'em like a desktop slideshow.

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Okay, this is the app I'm excited about because I love simple-but-slick concepts: It's a physics game where you manipulate the machine on the blackboard with gestures.

[Windows Team Blog]

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Gawn Til November

WOO HOO!!!! im buildin a multi touch