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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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An Overview of Windows 8

In the first paragraph of a book about Windows, it’s traditional to describe how this newest version is a straightforward evolutionary advance over the previous version, with some nifty new features that we can’t wait to tell you about; but otherwise, Windows N is basically Windows (N-1)+1.

Well, that’s not going to happen here.

With Windows 8, we have a decidedly more complex picture to paint. There are new ways of doing things. There is a surprising learning curve. Many things that you thought you knew how to do easily have become difficult or impossible—or so it seems at first. There are actually easy ways to do almost everything, but you might never discover them unless you have someone show you the ropes. In other ...

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