Review: Consumers Will Either Love or Hate Microsoft's Windows 8

The tech giant's operating system gets a makeover that plays well with tablets.

Windows 8, which debuts this fall, is likely to thrill or infuriate you, depending on the device you're using and how resistant you are to change. The new operating system is designed to run on conventional PCs as well as touch-screen tablets, but the touch-and-tap interface is tailored for tablets. It is navigable on a PC with a mouse or touchpad, but its advantages for laptop and desktop users are less clear.

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