We pry open a copy of Microsoft's first public release of Windows 8.
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Hover the mouse at bottom left over the Start button and you'll see a Metro-like context menu, as well as some battery and network status information. Select Settings to open a Metro-ized side flyout with some common options. The Devices option lets you send media to attached peripherals -- for instance, video to an external projector. The Share option lets you send files to other computers or share data among applications. Search is a revamped version of the old-style Start menu type to search.
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