Windows 8 is Great!

14 Nov

Windows 8 has been out for a few weeks now and, wow, what an exciting update it is to the Windows operating system. With the beautiful and elegant Start screen, all the interesting apps that are available and the easy-to-use touch interface, Windows has come a long way since it was first released back in the early 1980s.

A really great aspect of Windows 8 is that you can use it just as easily with a keyboard and mouse as with the new touch interface. Plus, the familiar Windows 7 desktop is still available to run older applications.

The best part is that it’s only $40 to upgrade from XP, Vista or 7. This is a limited-time offer, however; the price goes up after January 31.

Here are some valuable resources for you to use in learning more about Windows 8:

Learn more about Windows 8.
http://windows.com

See if your computer is ready for the new Windows and download the upgrade.
http://windows.com/upgrade

Discover the Windows 8 Compatibility Center.
http://windows.com/compatibility

Visit the Microsoft Store and check out Microsoft’s new Surface tablet computer.
http://www.microsoftstore.com

Find the right computer for you.
http://windows.com/newpc

Sign up for a Microsoft account.
http://windows.com/microsoftaccount

Learn more about security in Windows 8.
http://windows.com/security

Download the latest versions of Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. http://windows.com/photogallery and http://windows.com/moviemaker

John Busey
Techspert, ms Statendam

 

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3 Responses to “Windows 8 is Great!”

  1. Keith Cracknell November 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    We are travelling the Amstradam in December. Will there be digital workshops on Windows 8?

  2. Charles Martin December 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Attn: Techspert Tom:
    We were on the Statendam 7/15/12 – 7/22/12
    Tom, we attended a few of your Microsoft Photo/Movie Workshops on the Ship. You announced to the class that we could download ALL the worksheets free from you website. We are having trouble finding your website with the worksheets.
    Please help. (We are running Windows 8).
    Sincerely, Karen & Charley Martin

  3. marlene levy December 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    We recently traveled on the Zuiderdam and loved the digital workshops! We went to the Microsoft store today and found out that 8 works best with a touch screen that we don’t have… Should we still buy it, will it be frustrating to use??

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