As Microsoft (MSFT) hosts a Windows 8 event at MWC (live blog) and rolls out its free consumer...

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As Microsoft (MSFT) hosts a Windows 8 event at MWC (live blog) and rolls out its free consumer preview, Tom Krazit suggests the OS will be Microsoft's most important launch in years. The introduction of the Metro UI, the support for ARM-based CPUs, and the arrival of the Windows Store all herald a major revamp of the user experience, one that has to be well-received in order for Windows to counter the threat posed by the tablet market.