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First look at Win 8 con rev


woody

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I have uninstalled win 8 con rev and reinstalled it. It now loads a lot faster.I suggest a clean install - not upgrade from developer - is the way to go. My keyboard is also now working ok. For those that like to personalise their PC i think win 8 will be harder to master. On the other hand those that simply install a program and then use it will find it easier.

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ams4127

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I have just installed it, dual booting with Win7.

It is certainly different!

I'm just finding my way round at the moment and using IE10 to write this. From what I can see IE10 is a lot faster than IE9, though a lot different.

I'll keep using it for a few days and then post back again.

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woody

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All the programs/hardware I have installed work ok. It is very stable but the more I use it the more I think the first screens are a waste of time! I would like to hear from anyone that does use a large >24inch screen as a touch screen on a regular basis. My doctors have a touch screen for patients to log in. It only has a few functions - male - female - time - very few actually use it.

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Jwbjnwolf

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our surgery uses it and it is so much quicker than going up to the desk as them at the desk are so busy.

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Jwbjnwolf

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and a lot get their little kids to do it which i think is lovely for them

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Jwbjnwolf

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http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/08/the-mother-lode-welcome-to-the-imac-touch.html this is the only kind of touchscreen all in one computer I would use. one that will go down to a typing angle. This I think is how all these touchscreen all in ones should be.

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Jwbjnwolf

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...rather than like everyone thinks is annoying having to have your arm up all the time

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woody

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Jwarn - In the real world away from toys we use/need screens upright in a reading position. We need to be able to apply data and read at the same time. Putting the screen in a near horizontal position to type would not allow us to do that also you would use valuable screen area for the keyboard picture! I can well understand children using the login at the docs - it is so dumb anyone can use it - that's the way its deliberately done. It is a bit different "touching" a screen two or three times a month in the docs than working at a screen earning wages. At one time shops had cash tills where they entered an amount of the item - then they found the staff could not cope so they put a small picture of a cup of tea for example. The other day my wife gave the shop staff 50pence in small change - the staff got to counting 30pence and gave up with the comment I think its right!! I see in a report this week that some education establishments are no longer teaching maths because they can not even get instructors that understand maths at a suitable level. I think this dumbing down is part of the problem with win8.

In the case of multi screen - removing the login takes you straight to the metro screen on one screen and desktop on another.

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Jwbjnwolf

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Im not saying you HAVE to. Im saying that with these touchscreen PCs, you should be ABLE to. and depending on the type of OS, you can do so much with a touchscreen. I haven't personally got a touchscreen pc but my sister has a touch screen netbook (well stylus) and can do so much with it. And Im not saying about businesses. Im saying about that it would be a great idea if all in one touchscreen pcs could do that, come down to a typing angle like apples patent has shown or down as much degree you want it till you reach the typing angle.

And anyway, what position do you have a book when your reading? you have it below you like you would with a tablet. OK I can see a 27" of it being mane a bit much but 24" I think would be lovely. I know I truly would love to have a touchscreen on my mac and have it lowered into a tablet reading typing position. As you don't have a book in a monitor position do you?

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woody

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If you are talking about gamers - it is quite easy to have a screen at any angle you want it.All my screens have to be adjusted to suit my reading height and angle but i do not need MS to develop a program for me.

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Forum Editor

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My initial impression of this release is not particularly favourable. I'll use it for a while longer before passing further judgement.

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