Microsoft's Windows 8 includes a host of new features and capabilities to keep desktop PCs a centerpiece of business and consumer computing in the age of smartphones and tablets.
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Start typing in the Start menu and you'll be taken instantly to a search page. Incidentally, as this screenshot indicates, Windows Media Center is no longer included with Windows 8; it's being made available as an add-on you'll pay for, due to the licensing fees involved with the product.
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