Windows 8, Apple, and the Future

Microsoft has finally unveiled its answer to the iPad, and it’s… Windows? At the company’s Build conference last week, it showed off Windows 8, the next version of its PC operating system and its next-generation tablet interface. So Microsoft’s answer to the iPad is also Microsoft’s answer to Lion?

Why do Apple and Microsoft view the world so differently? And are they headed in opposite directions? Joining me to discuss these matters is Harry McCracken, founder of the Technologizer blog, columnist for Time.com and Cnet, and former counterpart of mine at PCWorld.

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I wrote about my thoughts on this matter last week on Macworld.com. Harry wrote a reasoned post asking for caution and moderation, “Windows 8: The Verdict Isn’t In!,” at Technologizer. I cited this terrible story from Boy Genius Report on the matter.

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