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Windows 10: Five free apps that make Microsoft's new OS better

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to cut and mangle some beloved, long-standing features available in previous versions of its operating system.

Windows Media Center is gone and Solitaire now shows you full-screen ads, which you have to pay to get rid of.

That's not to mention the outcry over Microsoft releasing software to play DVDs that costs $14.99 through the Windows Store.

Fortunately, you can ignore these shenanigans - as there is plenty of free software out there to fill the gaps in Microsoft's new OS.

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About Nick Heath

Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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