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Windows 10 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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1. Meet Windows 10

An Overview of Windows 10

In the first paragraph of a book about Windows, it’s traditional to describe how this newest version is a straightforward evolutionary advance over the previous version, with some nifty new features that we can’t wait to tell you about,; but otherwise, Windows N is basically Windows (N-1), plus 1.

Microsoft certainly went out of its way to make that impossible the last two times. Windows 8 was definitely not just a simple enhancement of Windows 7; it was a radical change, and, if we can choose only one description from the many possibilities such as “a disaster,” “an affront,” “a half-baked mess designed by a committee,” let’s say it was “a difficult transition.” And now we have Windows 10, for which ...

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