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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows 10 Edition, Eighth Edition by Michael Miller

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18. Using Applications on the Desktop

When you want to do something on your computer, you need to use the appropriate applications. Applications—more commonly called apps—are software programs that perform one or more functions. Some apps are work-related; others provide useful information; still others are more entertaining in nature. But whatever it is you want to do, you need to launch the right app.

Managing Applications in Windows 10

You can run all sorts of applications in Windows. These include apps developed by Microsoft and by third-party software companies. We’ll learn more about purchasing new apps in Chapter ...

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