Windows 8 is unpopular with computer users for a lot of good reasons. It did away with the Start Menu and replaced it with the less intuitive (for non-tablet users) Start Screen. Click here to get the old-school Start Menu back in Windows 8.
Windows 8 also moved familiar settings around to unfamiliar places, uses full-screen apps that made it harder to multitask, and got rid of an essential program that's been in Windows since version 3.0. I'm happy to say that Windows 10 is correcting these problems, and it's even bringing back the essential program. Which one am I talking about?
Of course, I'm referring to the classic time-waster Solitaire. True, you could still get it in Windows 8 if you downloaded it from the Microsoft App Store, but a lot of people didn't realize that.
Early releases of Windows 10 show that Solitaire is back by default, which makes sense given that this is its 25th anniversary in Windows. Rumor has it that Microsoft originally included Solitaire as a way to get people used to Window's point-and-click interface, but now it's an essential bit of nostalgia. Click here for more great features coming back in Windows 10.
Also, here's a bit of Solitaire trivia for you. Did you know that the Solitaire in Windows is actually called Klondike? There are more than 50 other Solitaire variations, including Spider, FreeCell and Tripeak. You can try out 58 of those variations at this free site. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite.