Ten Features to Like About Windows 8.1

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Improved Customization, Personalization

Microsoft has spent the last 12 months working hard to add the polish that Windows 8 lacked when it was released. As it is, Windows 8.1 offers greater ability to customize and personalize, which can be seen in the colors that can be used to customize the Start screen backgrounds. In addition, the lock screen can be set to show photos from your photo album. It is now possible to pin admin tools to the Start screen too, or to enable or disable live data from selected tiles. Hate the Start screen? You can even replace it with the Apps view.

Released last year, Windows 8 is an important operating platform for organizations that are invested in the Windows ecosystem. Under the hood, the new operating system from Microsoft delivers substantial security improvements and faster boot times, even as it integrates new features such as full touch support and the Windows Store for fuss-free downloading and installation of apps.

We can’t deny, however, that its take-up has been relatively muted. To address criticisms from both consumers and businesses, Microsoft has made a notable number of changes in the free Windows 8.1 update. The usual stability enhancements aside, check out the top 10 things to like about Windows 8.1.


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