That's dangerously fast reactions for a giant corp, listening to customers and doing something!
In the wake of the many Kinect hacks informally converting the player-sensing control device, Microsoft will release official drivers and a Kinect SDK for Windows PCs. Hackers tore apart the device late last year and made it run on both Windows and Mac OS X, with video footage released of the device controlling Windows 7 …
They should have done this from day one. Personally I think they should go a lot further. It should also be miniaturised to webcam size or less. I always thought they should improve on it and license it out to monitor/TV manufacturers. Completely bypass touchscreen and instead of trying to replace a keyboard and mouse, compliment it with motion control. It's would be so much easier to swipe onto a new desktop with a flick of the wrist or scroll through webpages or PDF's. There are so many uses for motion control on the PC other than games many of which are far easier and convenient than using touchscreen, so definitely a good move for MS, and hopefully they won't fuck it up.