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Microsoft charts new course with Windows 8

NEW YORK — With Thursday’s launch of a dramatically overhauled Windows operating system and a new tablet computer to run it on, Microsoft Corp. made it official: The giant software company, long mocked for boring and predictable products, is setting a radical new course for itself — and perhaps the entire computer industry.

“In building Windows 8, we shunned the incremental,” said Steve Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft. “We boldly reimagined Windows.”

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