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John Eversole, a marketing manager for Microsoft, uses a Samsung Series 7 Slate device with the new Windows 8 operating system during an event unveiling a new Microsoft Windows operating system Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Windows 8, attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing tablets with its touch-enabled interface. It is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer market's dominant operating system in 17 years.

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Poll: Scant demand for Microsoft's Windows 8

Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK.

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