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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Big features in Windows 8

After you first experience the brilliant color and smooth movement of Windows 8, you’ll start to notice a number of new and unique features that Microsoft has included in the operating system. In fact, its developers say Windows 8 has been “reimagined from the chipset up through the user experience” (although as you will see there’s quite a bit of familiar territory in the Windows 8 Desktop as well as the Control Panel). Here’s a quick list of some of the big new features in Windows 8:

  • The new Start screen is optimized for touch but is great for mouse and keyboard input, too. You’ll use the Start screen to launch the apps installed on your Windows 8 system. Some app tiles are known as live tiles, which update automatically ...

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