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Here is a compact yet deep technical explanation about how Windows 8 fits with prior versions and other Microsoft products and competitors.

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Metro Design in W8 Usage Basics

VIDEO: What's New for Live Tiles, and Custom Notifications in Windows Phone 8

BTW, Windows 7 had Microsft's Segoe fonts built-in.

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Windows 7 development is based on the System.Windows namespaces used in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications,

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Differences in WP7 Quirks Mode in WP8

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WIKIPEDIA: Windows Phone 7 and 8

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