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Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

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The separation, brought up by activist investor Carl Icahn in January, will include new management teams for both businesses.

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