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Easy Windows° 8 by Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 1. What’s New in Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 is the eighth generation of the world’s most popular desktop and laptop computer operating system. Tablet computers and smartphones have made computing power more widespread than ever before. Windows 8 is designed to be the first operating system that’s equally at home on traditional desktop and laptop PCs as well as tablets and smartphones. In fact, Windows 8 functions very much like Windows Mobile 8, the new version of Microsoft Windows for smartphones.

What makes Windows 8 intriguing isn’t just the new touch-friendly interface—behind the scenes, it is also more powerful than Windows 7. In a way, Windows 8 is two operating systems in one. For media consumption and casual web browsing, the ...

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