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It appears that Microsoft will include multiple desktop support in its next operating system.

A video is the latest leak of the operating system, which is currently dubbed Windows 9.

The feature is similar to Spaces on Mac, allowing extra virtual desktops running at the same time.

Another video from German website Winfuture.de also shows that the live tiles in the returning Start Menu can be disabled. The Charms bar of Windows 8 is believed to have been dropped.

Windows 9 is expected to include improved support for keyboard and mouse users and the integration of Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant.

In the works under the codename of ‘Threshold’, Windows 9 is expected to be announced and distributed to developers on September 30.

UPDATE: To story we covered earlier.
Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operating system last month.  (more…)

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