[Mm-friends] a little more about Windows 8

David Tanner david.tanner100 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 01:18:06 GMT 2012


Most of the slates, which are similar to the iPad, are running on a 
non-desktop version of Windows 8 called Windows 8 RT.  The applications for 
that operating system will not run on a Windows 8 desktop or laptop system, 
and applications that run on desktop and laptop Windows 8 systems will not 
run on the Windows 8 tablets, also called slates.

Now, to further confus you, the Windows 8 operating system for desktops and 
laptops does support gestures, etc. on pcs that have touch screens  or a 
touch pad.

Stay tuned because I think this will all become clearer once we start seeing 
more of these systems hit the market over the coming months.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Main Menu Friends list" <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:52 PM
Subject: [Mm-friends] a little more about Windows 8

> Hi again,
> I've been looking at the book called Windows 8 Out Of The Box and it says 
> that the e-mail program that comes with Windows 8 is a watered-down 
> version of Live Mail. Live Mail has been made to work at a level that's 
> similar to Outlook.
> Also, Windows 8 Explorer has Computer, as Windows 7 Explorer did. I use 
> Computer all the time because it works so much like My Computer on XP.
> I get the impression from this book that new desktop applications can't be 
> installed on tablets, but I could be wrong, and the book could be wrong.
> On a side note, I checked Amazon and found some accessories for the 
> Microsoft Surface; they come in a package including a carrying case; looks 
> like total price is about $37. I don't know when the Surface will be out.
> I hope NBP or somebody will come out with a list of keystrokes and a 
> description of gestures; there are a few, such as pinching in and pinching 
> out with two fingers, and moving your finger up and down the screen. 
> Probably not too hard.
> Mary
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