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Subject:  Re: Gangs of New York, Microsoft and Apple Date:  10/22/2012  7:10 PM
Author:  chilero Number:  155972 of 157291

The pushback appears to be from people who want to stick with the desktop that they are familiar with. Sometimes it seems that they fail to realize that it is still there and if they wish they can stay on the desktop all they want. (except for Winodows RT)

The keystrokes and hot spots for performing tasks on the new start screen are simple to learn. I don't currently want a 24" touchscreen either. There are a number of new mice, keyboards and touchpads that are being released that will make it all work very well without a touch screen. Take a look at Microsoft's $30 Touch Mouse which has been upgraded to support Windows 8. You can perform the touch gestures right on the mouse. Or the Logitech Touchpad at around $80 will also give you the gesture based support. I'm sure there are many more coming out as well. Watch some videos for those devices and see how easy it is.

The digital upgrade is also going to be $40 for Windows 8 Pro until around January. How can you go wrong with that price? Use the savings to pick up a mouse, keyboard or touchpad and soon you'll be enjoying the new Windows start screen too.
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