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Windows 8 will launch any application from the Start screen if you type its name and hit enter. But if you want the familiarity of the Run dialog from older Windows versions, you can add that too.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It's hard not to be at least a little excited about upgrading to a shiny new operating system, but the catch is that a new OS sometimes means your ageing computer isn't up to the task. So is your current PC powerful enough to handle Windows 8? Most likely!