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    So, you're under the US government and have access to what I would assume is a pretty good IT team, or so it would seem. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) responded to malware by, you guessed it, destroying the computers. They destroyed $170,000 worth of computers, cameras, printers and to top it off.... mice and keyboards.

    How is this even possible?

    http://arstechnica.com/information-...chnology-destroys-mice-to-get-rid-of-viruses/
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    I completely believe it. Think of the dumbest person in your HS class. They are running many of these agencies.

    The only thing that keeps US in front is that other countries face the same problem. Idiots and crooks are pulling the strings and making the decisions.
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    The EDA is more accurately... the Economic Destruction Administration.
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    What a bunch of morons. I have no degree and I've fixed plenty of computer issues without having to trash the whole thing...even WITH that craptastic debacle known as Windows 8. Sounds more like someone wanted an excuse for new equipment.
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    Oh, you poor thing... you have Windows 8? It's a POS system.
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    Come on guys, Windows 8 does have hyper-V. It's not a complete disaster.
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    Lol...
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    You know, the thing really was to just get used to it. I can imagine someone who doesn't know crap about computers having a really hard time with it. It took me a little less than a week. Definitely better suited for a tablet/phone, but now that I'm used to it it's not horrific. But it sucks to sometimes have to flip to 3 different sections to accomplish one thing (ie, system recovery not being where it used to).

    I do love messing with my husband when he's on the Xbox - Windows 8 has Smart Glass which turns my laptop into an Xbox controller - so I'll send commands while he's playing and he doesn't know what's going on :laugh: :devil:
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    Touch screens are great for small portable devises, but not really practical for the home environment. I still prefer to fumble though the keyboard.

    Although, one day we'll have a voice command OP that will revolutionized the PC... can't wait to see the final prototype come online.

    I want voice command computer programming too.
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    In all honesty, I really like the search in the metro screen. I love that I can just type without having to click search or anything, it just starts a search and shows apps/programs/etc etc in groups.
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    I don't have a touchscreen....I use the keyboard & mouse :)
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    Then you're talking all the fun out of the Windows 8 OP. :grin:
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    Economic development administration?!? Wtf? No, we don't have a bloated monstrosity of a central government at all.
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