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Old 01-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #31
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Win 8 is a touch screen optimized operating system.
Except 99% of windows users don't have touch screens.

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We have a touch screen ultrabook that we just bought our daughter with Windows 8 on it. WITH a touchscreen, it's very nice. With more and more of my devices being touchscreen, I find myself fighting the urge to touch the screens of my NON-touchscreen devices.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #32
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DW's WinXP netbook is starting to have keyboard problems and can be a royal pain. We're thinking a new laptop, but I want to get one with Win7 on it, and they're disappearing fast.

I subsrcibe to a Windows bulltin board (Windowsbbs.com) and there's very strong dislike of Win8. I'm still running XP on my 7-years old desktop!
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Well it took 4 hours of my time yesterday to get Microsoft Office installed on the laptop running Windows 8. This evening I installed it on our Desktop running Vista and the complete install took less than 30 minutes.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #34
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I installed Microsoft Office on my MAC yesterday ....... took a total of about 90 minutes and I was doing other things at the same time!
I have to say...... I LOVE LOVE my MAC!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #35
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I installed Microsoft Office on my MAC yesterday ....... took a total of about 90 minutes and I was doing other things at the same time!
I have to say...... I LOVE LOVE my MAC!
X2 Macs just keep going and going but you pay up front but me three I LOVE LOVE LOVE my MAC JT
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I installed Microsoft Office on my MAC yesterday ....... took a total of about 90 minutes and I was doing other things at the same time!
I have to say...... I LOVE LOVE my MAC!
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I never thought I'd say this but, Vista is a great operating system...when compared to Windows 8.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #38
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I never thought I'd say this but, Vista is a great operating system...when compared to Windows 8.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #39
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Well I have adjusted to using Windows 8 on my laptop and I have to say, it still sucks. I know this operating system was designed for tablets but it wasnít until last week I discovered how absolutely true that is.

I found an app on the computer called Windows Journal. Since I journal the trips we take I thought this might be something I might like. I opened the app and the screen that came up looked like a lined journal. Cool I thought. I started typing, nothing showed up on the screen. No matter what I did nothing came from the keyboard. While playing around I suddenly discovered that to use this app, I had to ďwriteĒ words by pressing and holding the left button on the mouse. This program (oops, itís an app) is designed to use a stylus on the touchscreen so that you can literally use longhand to write in the journal. Itís an app designed for tablets. What a modern marvel that app is. I can now write in a journal in longhand using a pen stylus. Whatís next for Windows, a stone and chisel app?

I also miss the desktop gadgets that were available with Vista and Windows 7. Iím sure there must be an app that I can download that would mimic those gadgets but Iím too lazy to go looking.

There is one app that came with Win 8 that I do like, itís called sticky notes. Write a little note and stick it where you want on the computer screen. I donít know why I like it, I just do.

My regret with this laptop is I didnít buy one that has a touchscreen. The Win 8 start screen would be easier to navigate.

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There is one app that came with Win 8 that I do like, itís called sticky notes. Write a little note and stick it where you want on the computer screen. I donít know why I like it, I just do.
Sticky Notes and Snipping tools were in Windows 7.
I use them all the time and the snipping tool is very cool for snipping screen shots of PDF graphics and text for the forum.
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