We learned over the weekend that Microsoft is planning to release a major update to Windows next year that will essentially act as a do-over for Windows 8, the platform that has so far failed in its mission to reignite demand in the PC market. However, ZDNet’s James Kendrick worries that Windows as a whole is coming to look more and more like Windows Phone, the mobile platform that Microsoft has been plugging away at for years with updates but has so far only recently gained modest traction in the smartphone market.

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