2009: Windows 7 introduces Windows Touch
Windows 7 is released for the wireless world of the late 2000s. Laptops are outselling desktops, and it’s become common to connect to public wireless hotspots in coffee shops and private networks in the home.
Windows 7 includes new ways to work with windows—like Snap, Peek, and Shake—that improves functionality and makes the interface more fun to use. It also marks the debut of Windows Touch, which lets touchscreen users browse the web, flip through photos, and open files and folders.
Geek trivia: Windows 7 is evaluated by 8 million beta testers worldwide before it’s released.