FILE - In this Aug. 24, 1995, file photo, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sits on stage during a video portion of the Windows 95 Launch Event on the company’s campus in Redmond, Wash. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is the disappearance of the familiar start button at the lower left corner of the screen. There will be a new screen filled with a colorful array of tiles, each leading to a different application, task or collection of files.
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MICROSOFT - Today, Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows, announces the availability of Windows 8 at the launch event at Pier 57 on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 in New York City. (Jason DeCrow /AP Images for Microsoft)