Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
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In Windows 8, moving between the desktop and Modern UI was jarring on a number of levels, including visual ones. But Windows 8.1 lets users set the same background for the desktop, Start screen and "All Apps" view. It sounds like a small change, but if you frequently switch interfaces, the effect goes a surprisingly long way. It adds some depth to the experience, anchoring a constant background image beneath a changing foreground layer of apps and windows.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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