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Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
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Palpatine
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Palpatine,
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4/19/2013 | 7:18:50 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Touch is a fad, get it. W8 is dying and your Metro defense will get more embarrassing day after day.
wht
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wht,
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4/17/2013 | 1:00:25 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Sorry I clicked on liked by mistake, so make that just 1 like. Faye is way off base, I agree with Kevin and many others, don't need to look up anyones IP addresses, and I don't work for Microsoft and never have. When your head is up your butt you will never see the sunshine, Faye.
wht
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wht,
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4/17/2013 | 12:58:16 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Learn, unlearn, learn...??? WTF are you unlearning? Not much to learn either. DDurbin1 needs some training apparently since he doesn't know what he is doing wrong.
wht
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wht,
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4/17/2013 | 12:55:29 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Listen to this guy, he's got it right. I do the same thing at home and at work, and do not have touch on my laptop or desktop, but I do on a tablet.
wht
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wht,
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4/17/2013 | 12:53:00 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
For business applications (not apps), use a mouse and keyboard, no touch needed at all. For metro, touch is preferred. You do not need a touch screen to use Win 8 for business applications! Nobody is betting their environment on touch, just fools posting countless responses that are not accurate. Win 8 works very much like Win 7 or XP in desktop mode, with new features provided by Win 8 for those that are not too lazy to learn them.
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DDURBIN1,
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4/11/2013 | 6:44:05 PM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
I'd really like to know how you are running native XP software that doesn't run on Vista or Win7 on a Win8 machine. Do you have a magic potion or witching chant applied to your machine?
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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4/11/2013 | 6:40:14 PM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
I agree with Faye. Even if you've never used XP or Win7, Window 8 still requires education to use. If you have used XP or Win7 then its a triple whammy to unlearn, relearn, and learn new particularly if you use MS Office suite on Win8. Add the higher cost of under featured hardware, Surface Pro is doomed.
Mike_Acker
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Mike_Acker,
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4/10/2013 | 11:15:26 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
windows 8 and the so called metro menu -- products that are seriously over-geeked
Palpatine
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Palpatine,
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4/10/2013 | 8:02:04 AM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Who does not remember history is condemned to repeat it.7
Do you remember 10-15 years ago the voice control fad? Every evangelist was swearing that in a few years no one would ever touch a PC again: no keyboard, no mouse, no touchscreen - yes they existed and was already mainstream a decade ago, get it how old is Metro "future".
Then comes back the gravity: no one was capable to do real work in a real office yelling at the PC for 8 hours/day trying to avoid interferences from cow-orkers.
Voice control NEVER replaced any other UI becoming the ULTIMATE UI as evangelists was dreaming on. It is just another very useful user interface/interaction system.
Same apply to the touch (THAT IS MUCH OLDER THAN VOICE CONTROL!): it is very useful on some devices and for some tasks (ATM, watching cat videos during leisure time), it is a poor replacement in other cases.
Betting the company in a such touch centric environment like Metro while trying to replace Windows ecosystem is the most moronic thing ever conceived by the humankind.
hrlngrv
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hrlngrv,
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4/9/2013 | 9:52:53 PM
re: Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
A flawed analogy: how many mainframe terminals (not terminal emulation programs running on PCs) benefit from mice? How many workplace PCs would benefit from touch screens?
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