2. The Start Screen

The tile-based interface’s new Start screen is what you see when you log in to Windows 8. This screen, as well as the tile-based model of applications, was developed to use minimal system resources, be informative, and be single-focused—thus the flat icons, single-task procedures, and one-window-at-a-time approach. The tile-based interface is meant to be the kind of glance-and-go experience that phone users need, carried over to the tablet and the PC. Like it or not, this is the future of Windows.

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