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Microsoft demos future Windows with touchscreen

AP: Microsoft Corp. said its next operating system will be made for touchscreen applications, an alternative to the computer mouse, and its top executives reaffirmed interest in joining forces with Yahoo Inc. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer on Tuesday unveiled the iPhone-like touchscreen feature at The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital” conference, calling it “just the smallest snippet” of the Windows 7 operating system slated for release in late 2009.
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