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When I first saw an early build of Windows 8, I was surprised to see such a dramatic change from earlier versions of the OS. I didn't expect such a daring move on the part of Microsoft, which has a lot to protect in the OS market. I'm glad to see the big companies are paying attention to consumer trends and are making preparations to support us whether we do our computing on a massive desktop computer or on a device that fits snugly in our pockets.

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