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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Internet Explorer: Two Paths to the Web

As I mentioned in the chapter opening, Windows 8 comes equipped with not one, but two versions of Internet Explorer. If you just want to poke around the web a bit, the app version of Internet Explorer is probably your speed. It’s easy to use and very secure, so it’s about as simple and safe as web surfing gets. For more of a true web experience, you need to use the desktop version of Internet Explorer, which is festooned with bells and whistles to handle just about any web eventuality. The next section looks at the Internet Explorer app, and then the rest of this chapter tackles the desktop version.

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