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Thread #147774   Message #3429140
Posted By: Don Firth
31-Oct-12 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Subject: RE: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Touchscreen? I don't think so. I learned touch typing in high school, and there are only two situations when I take my hands off the keyboard: when I use the mouse, which is a handy gadget and my fingers are not off the board for long, and when I go wild and stoke up Dragon Naturally Speaking.

From what I've heard about Windows 8 so far (a program on my local NPR station with a couple of experts discussing it pro and con), I'll stick with Windows 7.

Windows 7 came on my relatively new HP laptop and it took awhile to get the hang of it, and I still can't figure out how to do some of the things I used to do easily on Windows XP.

I don't know what the hell MicroSoft means by "more intuitive." I don't think THEY know. I think it's just a buzz-word they like to throw around.

Don Firth

P. S. Somebody gave me an iPod complete with touchscreen some time ago. I'm told it's the eighth wonder of the world, but I'm still trying to figure out whether I'm supposed to salute it or sacrifice a goat to it.