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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Introduction

Windows 8 and the Windows 8.1 update include the most important changes to the Windows operating system since Windows 95. While almost everything you’ve come to love about earlier versions of Windows is still available, Windows 8.1 provides an infrastructure on which the next generation of PCs and apps will be built. These new PCs and apps will be powerful, fast, mobile, and touch-friendly.

Your keyboard and mouse will work fine, but you’ll also be able to bring new touch-friendly PCs to your couch, kitchen, patio, or wherever you want them. Your kids, and even that technophobic family member who only knows how to use Facebook on their smartphone, will be able to use the PC with little instruction.

While anyone can use Windows 8.1, ...

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