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The story of the week in tech (no, it’s not Michael Arrington) is the positive response around Windows 8, which Microsoft released into developer preview this week. The company looks very serious about tablets, and the company looks to be making close to a “clean break” from legacy apps on tablets by indicating that there won’t be backwards compatibility for Windows 7 apps on ARM devices (ARM support is probably THE biggest story of Windows 8). The company will also be pushing towards the Metro interface on both tablets and PCs, and offering the traditional Windows desktop as one of many options to choose from for PC users.