6. Applications

Windows 8 has two different styles of applications: the tile-based interface and legacy. Tile-based applications are immersive and are meant to be viewed full screen using touch and gestures. They typically use less memory, and when you move to another application, you can leave them saved in memory.

Tile-based programs are usually referred to as apps and are found in the Windows Store. The Windows Store handles the details of installing, updating, tracking, and removing tile-based apps, just as the Apple App Store and Google Play do ...

Get Windows 8: Visual Quickstart Guide now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.