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Windows 8.1 Widens, Not Narrows, Gap With Older PCs

Windows 8.1 Widens, Not Narrows, Gap With Older PCs

Submitted by • June 27, 2013 www.washingtonpost.com

The issue is that there are over a billion personal computers that use some version of Windows as it existed until last October, when Microsoft unveiled Windows 8. All those PCs are responsive to mice and keyboards, not the touch screens and other input methods like voice and gestures that represent the future of computing. Making it easier to cross that bridge is one of the goals of Windows 8.1, a preview version of which Microsoft released Wednesday.

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