Bill Gates announcing the Surface in 1991

Being interested in computer history, now and then I look at old recordings and found Bill Gates announcing the Touch Sensitive Surface 21 years before Steve Ballmer made the announcement in 2012.  Bill Gates mentions “Surface” near 2.22 mins.

How to detect if Windows Touch is enabled

While I was actually looking for something totally different, I stumbled over the IsTouchEnabled.exe that is stored within the MDT 2012 \Tools\OSDResults folder. The name says it all, it detects whether the device supports Touch or not. So I copied the utility and ran it on a Samsung Tablet with Windows 7 installed, a HP Workstation with Windows 7 installed, on a HP Mobile workstation with Windows 8 installed and on the HP ElitePad with Read More …