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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 1. What’s new in Windows 8.1

In the past few years, people have begun using computers in completely different ways. While many still use their computer at a desk with a keyboard and mouse, those same people step away from their desk and use mobile phones and tablets to keep in touch.

Microsoft designed Windows 8.1 to fit modern computing. The familiar Start menu is completely gone, replaced by a continuously updated Start screen. You even have the option of never touching another keyboard and mouse: Windows 8.1 is touch-friendly, allowing you to grab the ...

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