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Guide to Windows 8

It seems every day there is something new to report on Windows 8 and so far the reviews have been positive. But the Microsoft operating system is far from ready to be put out in the wild.

The expected release candidate is slated to be out in May, according to some reports. But Windows 8 is not expected to hit store shelves until about Christmas time.

With such a move, Microsoft is trying to grab a piece of the smartphone and tablet market from Apple. Microsoft even has a web page that shows developers how to translate iPad apps into Windows 8 ones with a Metro style look and feel.

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