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Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Microsoft's plans again for supporting a hybrid laptop-tablet model for Windows 8, saying that merging the two systems makes one that isn't as good as it could be.

In April, as part of Apple's quarterly financial conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook took some time to be highly critical of Microsoft and Windows 8. In particular, Cook said that Apple would not launch a hybrid notebook-tablet product, which is something that some PC makers are attempting to do with Windows 8.

On Tuesday, as part of an on stage interview at The Wall Street Journal's D10 conference, Cook took some time to take on the Windows 8 hybrid model once again. When asked what's wrong with that kind of approach, Cook said, "In my view, the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC."

While Cook said someone might be able to merge the notebook and tablet, Apple won't be the company to do it. Cook stated, "If you merge the two, the PC isn’t as good as it can be; nor is the tablet."

The subject of Windows 8 was only one of many subjects brought up during Cook's D10 appearance. In mid-June, Cook will likely be addressing the attendees of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference with a number of new announcements. When ask what will be revealed at WWDC, Cook said, "That’s a great question. I’m not going to answer it."

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