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paradive

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i'm "disabled" in that i only have 1 arm/hand.
touch screens are USELESS to me. i can't even use an Android. the 1 arm/hand i got can't even spread out the fingers.
so i rely SOLELY on a mouse.

so i'm worried... will i be able to use 8?
 

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Yes. Don't worry about that. It's not going to be touch screen only.

Have a read through the News forum, and other spots and you'll concur.
 

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It will have a regular desktop similar to Windows 7.

Your mouse will work just fine.
 

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paradive

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Yes. Don't worry about that. It's not going to be touch screen only.

Have a read through the News forum, and other spots and you'll concur.

but my question is, is it an INSTALL option or an option i can turn off if i, say, buy a new laptop with it pre-installed?
 

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Rumors are that you can switch back and forth.
 

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If your new laptop has no touchscreen, then the mouse/pad is the interface.
 

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That is very unlikely because it bumps up the cost/price. Laptops are different animals than Tablets - although they may disappear over time as tablets take their place (with docks etc.). But even then there is a place for the mouse. See this: A Mobile Minute with the Motorola Atrix 4G’s Docking Options
 

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Why would anyone assume that it would be touchscreen only? Why would you assume that it will be enabled on default?

Most users do not own a touchscreen monitor or tablet, and if Windows 8 came out only with touchscreen, it would never sell.
I am dead certain that default install will be mouse and keyboard (unless it is a touchscreen computer), and that you can switch if you want to (if that is even available at release).

~Lordbob
 

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paradive

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Why would anyone assume that it would be touchscreen only? Why would you assume that it will be enabled on default?

Most users do not own a touchscreen monitor or tablet, and if Windows 8 came out only with touchscreen, it would never sell.
I am dead certain that default install will be mouse and keyboard (unless it is a touchscreen computer), and that you can switch if you want to (if that is even available at release).

~Lordbob

what i was referring to was, MS seems to dictate the computer industry (like it or not) so if the touch screen gets a good reception, it is VERY likely that all future laptops will be touch screen enabled (when you buy one at best buy or wherever) and whether i would be able to disable it or not... (you answered that question)
 

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Of course. If there wasn't, there would be many PC users baying for the blood of Microsoft. :p
 

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That would be a major mistake, hopefully they know it.
 

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I hav a Bamboo Touch pad to use for the touch side of things. However, I will still want my KB....

Everything I have heard thus far is that it will include some sort of 'classic' windows interface. All of that I've heard is rumors, but still...
 

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