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I am only on XP, but my computer at home I use is 7 and it works fine. However, I don't use it in RT. I know a lot of reporters are using 7 with Eclipse.
I personally love Toshiba. I have had two of them now and would not buy anything else. The audio quality is great. What you might want to think about doing is buying your laptop through Advantage. That way, they will set everything up and make sure it works properly with your dictionary and settings added. Then you should not have a problem. Advantage would know what works best with their software. I have never done that but know some reporters do.
Thank you, Ladies, for your replies. I will sure consider them as I'm searching for the right computer to buy.
I called Eclipse today to ask about these glitches with W7, and they said that the new version 5 should take care of any problems, so I'm crossing my fingers!!
I had the opposite problem on my old computer - I couldn't turn it off after realtime. I hope you have everything backed up from your computer. Mine just died one day - luckily I was able to recover most everything from online backup. I just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. I like everything except the function key and control key are reversed on bottom left and is taking some getting used to. Touchpad needs rather firm touch now, but I assume I can adjust that. can't comment on Eclipse compatibility though.
There is a thread over on Depoman just abut Toshibas.
Apparently they have suffered a bit of a slide in their quality control over the past few years. The recommendation is not to buy them at this time ... but if you do, backup early and often!
Don't know much about Eclipse, but I'm a big fan of Toshiba computers. I used to use Dell - but their customer service was AWFUL!!!
I got my Toshiba at Best Buy and paid for a service contract where you bring it in to have it fixed on the spot two years ago - never had to use it! (no complaints though...)