Multi-touch functionality has been continuously attracting consumers attention for the last two years or so. We are now not too far from the day when multi-touch-capable tablets and desktops will become a standard part of our daily lives. The PC market is preparing for this paradigm shift, as Microsoft ships the much-awaited Windows 7 to the masses on October 22nd. Among many of its attractive features, the ability to use two (or more) fingers as input mechanism (multi-touch) in my opinion stands out for re-coursing the shape of personal computing in the near future.
I have always loved the Media Center user experience since its inception in the days when it came bundled with Windows XP Media Center Edition. Windows Media Center is really a highlight of Microsoft design.