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A Week in the Life of Windows 8: Day 3: Exploring the Desktop

In this series, we've looked at Windows 8 installation and the user interface. In this entry, we'll take a look at the Windows 8 desktop.

Day 3: Exploring the Desktop Although the Windows 8 UI is nice, I can’t escape the feeling that it’s really intended more for phone and tablet use rather than for desktop use. So, with that in mind, I wanted to take a look at the Windows 8 variant of the Windows desktop that we've all become familiar with over the years. You might have noticed that the Windows 8 UI includes a desktop icon: Selecting the icon will display a desktop that looks similar to what we became ...

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