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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Working with the PC Settings App

Microsoft spent countless hours and untold millions of dollars testing and retesting the Windows 8 user interface (UI) in its usability labs. It’s important, however, to remember that Windows 8 is an operating system designed for the masses. With an installed base running in the hundreds of millions, it’s only natural that the Windows UI would incorporate lots of lowest-common-denominator thinking. So, in the end, you have an interface that most people find easy to use most of the time; an interface that skews toward accommodating neophytes and the newly digital; an interface designed for a typical computer user, whoever the heck that is.

In other words, unless you consider yourself a typical user (and your purchase ...

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