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    Microsoft Overhauls Windows

    Microsoft

    Look out, Apple: Microsoft has overhauled Windows to make it more tablet-friendly. Windows 8, which won’t be out for at least a year, will be hardly recognizable to longtime Windows users. It looks very similar to Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7, with a “metro style” composed of large tiles, hidden menus, and white type. However, unlike Apple, which runs a different operating system on its iPads and computers, Microsoft is building Windows 8 to run on both tablets and PCs. It will be operable with both touchscreens and mice and keyboards. “With the introduction of OS X Lion, Apple gave us a glimpse at what a post-PC operating system might look like, and now Microsoft's gone and pushed that idea to the limit,” Engadget writes. “We have to admit we like what we see.”

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