[Mm-friends] a little more about Windows 8

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 20:43:03 GMT 2012


Hi Lino,

Is there any accessibility in the Surface?

Chris

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Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] a little more about Windows 8

Surface is already out, but what I've heard availability of that tablet
won't be until sometime in November.
On 10/29/2012 12:52 AM, Mary Emerson wrote:
> 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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