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Getting StartED with Windows 7 by Kevin Otnes, Joseph Moran

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Chapter 8. Using Windows 7 Programs

An operating system like Windows 7 is only as good as the things you can do with it. That's why software programs that come with the operating system—or those that you install yourself—are what you'll use on a daily basis to perform tasks such as opening and creating documents, browsing the Web, using e-mail, viewing photos, playing audio and video, and more.

There are lots of programs with lots of features in Windows 7, and covering them all is beyond the scope of this book, but in this chapter, we'll explore the basics of some of Windows 7's major programs. We'll also cover some of the handier minor programs, as well as group of programs that doesn't come with the operating system but that Microsoft offers ...

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