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Ever since Microsoft Windows first debuted in 1985, each release has included a few updates and perhaps some UI tweaks. With Windows 8, which is said to bring together personal computers, mobile devices and cloud services, Microsoft is providing users with a truly new paradigm for computing. It will be able to run on older computers, it has a lighter framework, and it will run on ARM processors, which are used on most tablets and smartphones.
According to Microsoft, Windows is still the cornerstone of their personal computing business. Although many in the industry have lamented the death of Windows, the upcoming Windows 8 operating system promises to enable Microsoft to "re-imagine" its future.