Microsoft's (MSFT) approach to developing Windows 8 has been the polar opposite of Apple's...

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Microsoft's (MSFT) approach to developing Windows 8 has been the polar opposite of Apple's (AAPL) approach to developing the iPad, argues Woody Leonhard. Whereas Steve Jobs began with a "germ of an idea" and refined it in the absence of customer feedback, Windows division chief (and possible future CEO) Steven Sinofsky has relied heavily on "user input, insight, and analytical abilities" to build Microsoft's next OS. (more on iPad)