Take a closer look at Microsoft's radically revamped Windows 8 OS, out now in a consumer preview version. Here's the lowdown on features, apps, hardware, and more.
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Of course, Microsoft has been working diligently on its application ecosystem. At the consumer preview, the company unveiled its Microsoft Store for Windows 8 apps. Everything will be free during the consumer preview. The store is organized, as you might expect, by categories, and there is a spotlight category for new or popular applications.