21. Exploring Windows 8’s Built-In Apps

Windows 8 comes with a variety of apps and utilities you can start using as soon as you log onto your system. Most of these are Windows 8 apps, but some still run on the traditional desktop.

This chapter describes all the apps and utilities built into Windows 8 and explores how you can use some of the more popular ones.

Discovering Windows 8’s Apps and Utilities

Windows 8 is more than just an operating environment; it’s also host to a number of useful apps and utilities. Most of these apps are designed specifically for Windows 8’s interface, but others run in the traditional desktop environment.

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