We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

—T. S. Eliot

Thank you for purchasing or considering the purchase of Windows 8 In Depth. Windows 8 is Microsoft’s bold attempt to create an operating system that works well on a variety of devices, from desktop PCs to smartphones. Rather than take Apple’s approach of having one OS for desktops/notebooks (OS X) and a second OS for tablets/smartphones (iOS), Microsoft has engineered Windows 8 to run basically the same on all four types of devices. To accomplish this, Microsoft has created an entirely new interface and an entirely new style of program that can be manipulated and controlled using ...

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