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Old 01-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default Windows 8 Guides (gestures, etc.)

I found the following gesture guides helpful, especially the first one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N64xs3OC08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3X2aZYaXfM

http://www.ecanion.com/windows-8-sho...een-navigation

   
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I've got some gestures I'd like to share with Windows 8 but alas, not suited for a family-oriented forum.

   
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I am in the market for a netbook, and I think I'm going to end up with Windows 8 and a touch screen. I'm going to try to learn how this works (in addition to installing a start menu) OTOH, I already know more than the two sales agents I spoke with, so I must be off to a good start. ;-)

   
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andrew: I am in the market for a netbook
I don't know what HP has available these days but my sister has been very pleased wtih the small laptop I got for her--basically, it's a netbook but it has the full version of Win7 rather than the more common Starter Win7 that is/was in a true netbook with 3GB RAM and a decent harddrive for I think it was $350-$399-ish. It could be that the newer netbooks are better (more RAM, real OS (vs. starter), decent sized harddrive, etc.) than they used to be.

I guess what I'm saying is to also look for a small laptop rather than an (official) netbook.

Keep us posted...always fun to hear about other people spending money on tech toys...'-}}

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So far there are no real netbooks in the stores I'm going to. I heard they were on their way out, but it looks like they are gone. So I'm looking for the smallest laptop that comes with some kind of Windows already installed. That narrows it down to one computer so far: http://www.staples.com/Asus-S200E-RH...product_101506.

   
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Check Lenovo U410 although pricey. Has a small SSD and up to 1TB hard drive.

Acer and HP have small screen units.

You might want to wait until is it the end of the month when the Microsoft Surface units hit the market just to see what they do, what they cost and how they affect the other manufacturers?

   
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The one thing I'd be cautious of: netbooks built to pre-Win8 spec often have screens that are a wee bit shorter pixelwise than the minimum Win8 is happy with (600 pixels high rather than 768). Make sure that whatever you get goes the full 768.

   
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The more I think about and see all those fingers on the screen, I wonder if anyone else is thinking...ewww...who knows what fingers have touched that screen and what was on those fingers before it touched the screen...

Sanitary wipes anyone? Oh...can't be used on those screens???

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Can't be much worse than touching a keyboard.

   
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You're probably right...I've always had a thing about people not touching my monitor screen with their fingers--particularly when I had my CRT--so perhaps it's that...'-}}

Still...are the touch screens coated with something so you can clean them more easliy than a "standard" LCD panel?

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