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IN PICTURES: Windows 8 - A visual tour of what we now know

Wrapped in ribbons and enhanced virtualization features, Microsoft's forthcoming version of Windows is worth a closer look

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Windows Explorer, reloaded: Explorer in Windows 8 sports a new look that includes the addition of the ribbon along the top. The purposes behind the new design, according to Microsoft, is to optimize file-management tasks by exposing more commands in logical groupings while bringing back some of the requested features from the Windows XP era.

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IN PICTURES: Windows 8 - A visual tour of what we now know

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