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    Looking Forward

    Post by stitch-up on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:02 pm

    I'm looking forward to this forum developing. Smile

    My EXOPC doesn't get to much use these days!
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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by Dreamcat on Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:03 pm

    Welcome! Thanks for signing up for the forum. Smile

    Are you using any type of tablet, or have you put Win8 on the EXO?

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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by jfmaheux on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:21 pm

    same here!
    installed win8 on exopc, but not using it much, saddly.
    The iPad, on the other hand, is always busy at home.
    Hope I'll find here interresting stuff to bring to my exo!
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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by billsey on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:07 am

    I'm still using the EXOPC for the bulk of my 'at home' computing. I switch to the desktop for a few things (like Win8 Minesweeper and most things that require a lot of typing) and use the laptop for traveling and email. But I don't have to get out of my chair to use the tablet! :-) I'm also using the tablet as my ebook reader, so spend a lot of time with it for that.

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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by stitch-up on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:34 am

    I'm not sure installing Win8 on my EXOPC will give me any benefits I don't have with Win7.

    We run a part-time business garment decorating - printing shirts, embroidery and the like. I'd like to use my EXOPC as some sort of slideshow to exhibit our products or show videos etc for when we do shows. We have 2 64Gb EXO's.

    What software should we use? Smile

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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by Road Runner on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:06 pm

    I have several computers, desktops and laptops. I had 2 Exos but sold one (to my son!). It is the one most used.

    I have W8 Retail on it and it breathed life into my Exo. And I like the Metro UI very much.

    I read comics on the Exo (and watch video) but I prefer a regular eReader for books. I feel the Nooks are the best choices, but I also have a Kobo to get to the web store since Nook insists on it's customers having an american billing address, which I don't. The last firmware on the Kobo speeded up the page turning so it's close to the Nook now.
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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by billsey on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:46 pm

    stitch-up wrote:I'm not sure installing Win8 on my EXOPC will give me any benefits I don't have with Win7.

    We run a part-time business garment decorating - printing shirts, embroidery and the like. I'd like to use my EXOPC as some sort of slideshow to exhibit our products or show videos etc for when we do shows. We have 2 64Gb EXO's.

    What software should we use? Smile
    If you're just looking for a slideshow of static images, you don't need any software. Just set Windows with the slideshow as it's screensaver. If you need something more like PowerPoint, then there's always PowerPoint! :-)

    There are also free third party solutions for PowerPoint like programs, such as the Java based OpenOffice.

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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by stitch-up on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:30 pm

    Thanks for the replies.

    I must admit to not having given a great deal of thought to using the EXO in our business but it seems a shame to just let them gather dust!

    Thinking aloud it would be good if I could allow potential customers to choose a product category from images and then 'flick' through the various designs available Smile

    I might find a use for my EXO's yet!
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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by roshfe on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:39 pm

    I haven't used my EXOPC for a while now but my daughter has been playing with it a lot ... I have been enjoying my Nexus7 too much to mind. Smile Thinking of putting Win8 on the EXOPC for work etc though.
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    Re: Looking Forward

    Post by Tim Marcum on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:21 am

    My EXOPC is still going strong. I use it both for work and for leisure. I upgraded it to Windows 8 Pro as soon as the commercial version was available, especially since the Windows Media Center addon was a free download until January 30, 2013. I use my EXOPC as a television and DVR while attached to an Optoma ML500 HDMI projector and a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR950, broadcasting a 6-foot, high definition picture on my office wall.

    I also run Microsoft Office 2010, Street Atlas 2012, Nero 12, ComicRack, and dozens of other programs. People forget how much legacy software is available for Windows devices; this is what will make Windows 8 tablets more useful than their Apple or Android counterparts (or even their RT brethren).

    The other ace in the hole for Windows-based tablets is the sheer number of peripherals that already work with them. Sure you can find a few things that will work with a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire and even more that will attach to an iPad, but what won't work with a Windows-based computer. I even have a little USB-LED Christmas tree I plug in during the season. I have more devices that work with my EXOPC than a Swiss Army knife has blades. People will be able to leverage their considerable investment in Windows peripherals. Apple even made it easy for them by changing the connector to their latest device, driving into obsolescence many Apple items people had purchased previously (anybody still have a serial mouse or parallel printer?).

    When I upgrade, it will be to a Windows Pro device, likely one with an i5 or i7 processor. As I said, my EXOPC is still going strong, but who couldn't use a few more cycles a millisecond?

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