While few would argue that Windows 7 was a considerable improvement over its predecessor, Vista, the current version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system still finds itself missing one key feature – it just doesn’t play well with touch. In an interview with AllThingsD’s Ina Fried, Microsoft showed off some of the new touch-inspired improvements in Windows 8, aimed at bringing the operating system a much needed shot in the arm when it comes to taking on Apple’s iOS devices.

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