My Windows 8 Consumer Preview

My Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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This book gives you a first look at the exciting new features in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the beta version of the operating system Microsoft released to the public on February 29, 2012. Chances are good that youa€™ve already heard about the flashy new Metro style of the Windows 8 interface. The new look may be the biggest news item youa€™ve been hearing about, but the changes in Windows 8 go far beyond the surface design changes. Windows 8 is a new program from the ground up, meaning that the experience it offers you will be much different from any version of Windows youa€™ve used before. Windows 8 is fast and fluid, bringing you the updates you need quickly, while providing reliable access to the programs and files you depend on as you go about your daily tasks. Whether you are sharing photos, checking your social media accounts, designing a presentation, or listening to your favorite podcast, Windows 8 gives you the means to move through your tasks smoothly in any order or combination you choose. Some folks welcome this kind of new energy in technology; others arena€™t so sure a complete makeover is a good idea. Whichever camp you find yourself in, this book will help you learn more about what you can expect from Windows 8. Some of the biggest changes wea€™ll discuss in this book include: Navigating the new Start screen, customizing Start screen colors, and displaying your favorite apps as you want them to appear Using live tiles to get the latest information for your favorite apps Using touch and mouse-based techniques to personalize your Windows 8 experience and work with files, folders, and more Enhancing the security of your system by changing your Lock Screen, adding a picture password, and creating a PIN logon Learning to work fluidly with open apps, cycling through open apps, docking apps, and closing or suspending apps you no longer need Using the Refresh and Reset tools to give your computer a fresh start if youa€™re having computer problems Shopping for apps in the Windows Store, installing apps on your computer, and adding ratings and reviews to let other shoppers know what you think Browsing with the sleek and streamlined Internet Explorer 10After the install is complete, the Zune software launches and your phone synchs automatically with your Windows 8 computer. ... As an alternative, you may want to wait until a later time until web traffic (if thata#39;s the problem) could be lighter.

Title:My Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Author:Katherine Murray
Publisher:Que Publishing - 2012-04-09


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