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Thread #147774 Message #3432118
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Nov-12 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
Subject: RE: Tech: Windows 8 - reviews of general release
I also bought a Samsumg Chromebook from Amazon for $250, and it arrived today. So far, I'm pleased. I'm not thrilled with "touchpads," but my Microsoft wireless mouse worked perfectly - didn't even need to search for a driver. One thing - I haven't found a "delete" key yet. I have to move a space forward and then use "backspace."
Oh - let me say something else in favor of Windows 8. I have Toshiba photocopy machine networked as a printer for the Women's Center. It was a bit of a hassle to install the networked printer on our Windows 7 computer, and I expected a worse hassle installing it on the new computer because I had forgotten the process. I went to install the copier as a printer on the Windows 8 computer, and found it had already been installed in the setup process.
I had an old Canon 210 multifunction machine attached to the computer for color printing and scanning, and that machine didn't install. It and many other old machines will work in Windows 7 and 8 on 32-bit systems, but not on the 64-bit systems that have been common for the last three or four years.
But I sure was impressed how Windows 8 installed the copy machine as a printer so easily.