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 ushers in new versions of Microsoft's core apps, including a Photos app that can edit, rather than just display, photos; Internet Explorer 11, which supports WebGL and other standards and can allegedly open 100 tabs without a performance hit; and a Mail client that actually goes beyond barebones functionality. Microsoft also introduced several new core apps. Some are welcome afterthoughts, such as the Food & Drink app, while many -- such as the Sound Recorder and Alarms apps -- really should have been included the first time around.
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