And besides, you post a quote on what I said about you guys not facing the fact that public at large don't want touch, but then reply to a totally irrelevant topic not related to the quote. That's what I call avoiding the issue with a red herring.
What's more you say you have no touch screen but claim it doesn't tire your arms reaching out to it all the time. How do you know unless you're using one???
Do M$ allow you to trial one ... which means you work for them!
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No I did not get a touch screen from MS, just went to a store and tried it, and it was good.
Yes I do wash my hands often and clean keyboard with alcohol and so would a touch screen and no, no ill effects yet.
So what if some people from "public" do not want a TS, I'm also part of "public" and I do want one and so do many more. Actually so many do, that they make them and sell them, would they do that if nobody or very small numbers want them.
All said and done, maybe you should chill out a bit and don't go accusing people of doing something they don't do and/or did not address you personally.
As far as I understand this is a place for an open discussion and there is no place for personal insults.
@CountMike. If you read my previous post I said there is a place for touch screens ... tablets, mobile phones. But not for desktop or laptop. So you're misquoting me again.
Trying a touch screen in a store is not the same as sitting at a desk for 4 or 5 hours.
Nobody said anything about people not wanting them ... only the fact of them being rejected at large by people using M$ touch screens.
Nobody accused you of anything, just the question mooted, because no matter what arguments are raised against M$ you defend them.
Totally chilled here, any colder and I'd be an ice berg!
Touch is not mandatory for the Windows 8 desktop, with Windows 8.1 one can boot directly into the desktop. The public at large can keep using the mouse and people who like the touch even on the desktop/laptop can use touch screen. It is a choice that is up to the end user....
You also ignore the statistics claimed in the opening post of this thread:@CountMike. If you read my previous post I said there is a place for touch screens ... tablets, mobile phones. But not for desktop or laptop. So you're misquoting me again.
At no point have I said that nobody will like them or use them. But if the IDC research is correct they are rejected at large by the users of laptops ... and even more so by desktop computers. Just for the record, how many persons do you know personally that use a touch screen on a laptop or desktop?New research from IDC shows that as few as 10% of all laptops sold this year will sport a touchscreen.
And please don't reply that they have only just come out or people can't afford them, because if they can't afford them then they are de facto rejected.
Let's put aside that I actually like the start screen for opening Windows applications, not apps, applications...
You can boot to the desktop directly with Windows 8.1, that looks pretty much like W7, sans the start menu. Where's touch UI that you're referring to?
That's good, like icebergs, they are cool. Been on one in Canada's north. Like Mustangs too, had a 1970 and a 1971 Boss, 351C. 4BBL, 4Bm Mach1. Flu as a passenger on a two seater trainer Mustang at Hamilton (Canada) air show sometime '80s.
But I still like touch screen, played with it couple of hours in that store, they had to pry me of it when store was closing. Have a friend that got Carpal Tunnel syndrome from using mouse wrong way and too long at a time, can't imagine a TS being worse.