By Ian Bush

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Most of us spend a lot of time with it every day — and it’s about to get a complete overhaul. Microsoft this morning is taking the wraps off the newest version of Windows.

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“The Windows desktop with a taskbar and programs that run in re-sizable windows,” Windows expert Ed Bott said.

The operating system we’re used to  is giving way to Windows 8:

“It’s really designed to be used with touch.”

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Bott is a contributing editor at ZDNet:

“You’ll still have your desktop wallpaper, you’ll still have your taskbar — the only thing you won’t have is the start menu.”

It’s replaced by Live Tiles, which you’ll also find on Windows Phone:

“They’re capable of updating themselves with information from the Internet or from your computer.”

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Bott says there’s no killer feature to make you run out and upgrade. Most of the benefits will go to those who have Windows 8 pre-installed on touch-friendly hardware.