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Focus of Windows 8 is touch, not clicks

With its colorful square icons, Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is sending millions of computer users back to square one.

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most radical upgrade to Windows since the 1990s, combining the traditional keyboard and mouse controls with a visual interface mainly designed for touchscreen computers. To master it, Windows users must learn new ways to interact with their computers.

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