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Windows 8 recasts PC industry: CEO Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrives for the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrives for the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrives for the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shows a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shows a tablet before the launch of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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