Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
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Windows 8.1 includes a number of animated backgrounds, where background color and accent colors can be customized by the user. The designs don't add functionality, but they do inject a hint of iOS-style delight into the Start screen.
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