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Ten Features to Like About Windows 8.1




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The Start Button

Another highly welcomed feature in Windows 8.1 is the inclusion of a Start Button. To be clear, the Start Button isn’t the same as the Start Menu found in earlier versions of Windows before Windows 8, despite its reappearance at the same place. The Start Button is far from useless, though, and serves to toggle users between the desktop and the tiled layout of the Windows 8 “Modern UI” interface. More importantly, a long press offers easy access to various important system settings on the desktop, which is something that administrators and power users are sure to welcome.

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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