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iMac G4 reborn as swiveling touchscreen display

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It wasn’t the most popular of iMac designs, but I still think the iMac G4 with its swiveling, maneuverable display was the best of the bunch. Jon Berg seems to agree, as demonstrated on his Dremel Junkie blog where he’s showing off one he’s modded with a touchscreen and Windows 7.

To emulate the look of Mac OS X, he’s using RocketDock with Apple icons. Also, he’s stated he’s only using Windows 7 for the testing and plans to eventually swap out with a Mac Mini. I would say he’d be missing out on the touch features in Windows 7, but his touchscreen is resistive single-touch, so he’d only be missing flicks, not gestures, and even that depends on his touchscreen setup. Regardless, a maneuverable touchscreen display is a great desktop idea.

Via Gizmodo

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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