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My Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A Sneak Peek at the Windows 8 Public Beta by Katherine Murray

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1. Wow, Windows 8!

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In this chapter, you learn how to get started with your Windows 8 PC and use touch, mouse, and keyboard to perform tasks such as

Getting Started with Windows 8

Using Touch in Windows 8

Getting Around with the Mouse and Keyboard

Exploring the Start Screen

Shutting Down or Putting Windows 8 to Sleep

Getting the Help You Need

Recently I went shopping with a friend who had finally decided, after many months, to buy a smartphone. After the clerk worked out the details of the purchase, he put the sleek new Windows Phone in my friend’s hand and said, “There you go! Have at it.” My friend looked at me helplessly. He had ...

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