Let's begin at the beginning. As all we regular users of the Windows OS know, you can't get much done on the system without popping the Start menu up from the lower left-hand corner of the screen. But Windows users on smartphones and tablets had trouble accessing and using the screen on their mobile devices.
So in order to bring Windows into the new world of computing, one of the first things that had to be done was rework the menu. The old start functionality was exploded out of the clunky menu structure to take over the whole screen. The OS also features new ways to handle old file management and program tasks designed to work in our new, distributed computing environments.
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