OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's newest iteration of its OS, will launch Wednesday, so it's a good time for Windows users to peer across the border at what features in Mountain Lion might prove useful.

Note that Windows 8 is a complete overhaul, while Mountain Lion is more of a refinement. Yet the Apple update adds lots of new features that would fit in nicely on Microsoft's OS. In hopes of keeping alive the tradition of stolen OS features, here are five aspects of OS X Mountain Lion that we'd like to see in future versions of Windows.

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