Just Got My Surface RT! Have Questions on Connecting Other Devices

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  1. technogeek

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    Also I'm trying to get it so it can recognize my windows 7 computer. It has Bluetooth, but shouldn't it just recognize it through the wifi/home network? Also how can I install google chrome or any other apps to the live tiles?? thanks in advance for the help:D
     
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    Google Chrome is not an option. The only browser available is IE.
     
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    Hopefully they'll change that like they did with the chrome being on the apple store. Also know of any good calendars? I deleted the messager and now that deleted my calendar, I had to use my hotmail account which I had since I was 15!:mad::(
     
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    Google has stated publically that they will not support Windows 8/RT or Phone 8 as it isn't in their best interest with Android and Chrome poised to make a run at Microsoft on the Client. It looks like Google wants to be the next Linux-esque Client OS to go down in flames...
     
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    Wow I love google and now I am sad, that google thinks they they're going to be like apple and derail other companies. One that is as big as microsoft where, still a majority of the laptops, desktops and now some tablets are using. Seriously google, don't be as ignorant as Apple!!!
     
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    You can run Chrome in an x86 machine, they just won't release a Modern UI version of it, so no RT or Phone 8.
     
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    My RT can see my Windows 7 Homegroup, can play music and video from the notebook using the built-in apps.
     
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    Congrats on the tab and welcome aboard!
     
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    Don't be too sad, my friend. Chrome in Windows 8 good, but not great. It's possible to scroll up and down with your finger, but it can't resize with a pinch...something just you can do with Chrome on any other tablet. Other than that, it works.

    IE is a much more user-friendly experience on the Surface. Quite a surprise, since I've been a Chrome guy ever since it came out years ago.
     
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    Hope you've got everything worked out and are still enjoying your Surface tab.
     

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