The simple interface of the new Windows 8 operating system mirrors that of their mobile phones.

It’s been a rough couple of years for Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) as it watches an industry that once thought of Windows as oxygen embrace new, simpler ideas of computing built around mobile devices. But it’s starting to look like the company may have at least learned a few lessons during those years, and the release of the developer preview of Windows 8 this week shows that Microsoft may have finally figured out how to shift its priorities in a post-PC era. paidContent

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