When Intel offered to send me an HP Envy 15 M6, I was excited but nervous. I have never owned a PC. I learned to use a computer by using a Mac and I've never owned anything other than Macs. The few times I've had to use a PC I've felt awkward and confused. But I like exploring new technology, so I figured I'd give it a go.
When the box arrived in the mail, I opened it up and started to set up the computer. I'll even admit that I didn't read the Quick Start Guide. I simply plugged it in and started pushing buttons! It was super duper easy. There are on screen prompts that guide you through the whole thing.
- Keyboard shortcuts. I'm used to using the "command" key on my Mac. I discovered that on my new PC it's the "control" key.
- What's the difference between a right click and a left click? I have always had a single click mouse, but my new PC's trackpad has right and left clicking. Turns out that right clicking is a pretty cool feature. It allows you to bring up a menu of choices instead of simply completing a pre-determined task.
So what to do with this new PC? Well, I did the very first thing that came to mind: I loaded some artsy software that is PC-only. I loaded Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 onto my HP Envy.
...scanned it into my computer and uploaded it into the kaleidoscope software.
Using the Kaleidoscope Kreator software, I was able to transform the doodle into a variety of snowflakes/doily designs. The touchscreen made it super easy to resize and rotate and get the exact results I wanted.
Any of you PC users out there have tips or suggestions?
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