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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- With

Microsoft

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set to launch Windows 8 later this week, should investors be excited? Jim Cramer told Debra Borchardt at

TheStreet.com

Monday that while he personally likes Microsoft's new operating system, he wouldn't be a buyer of the stock.

Cramer said all the technology stocks are horrible at the moment, as everyone from Microsoft to

Facebook

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to even the mighty

Google

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failed to anticipate the rapid transition from PCs to smartphones. Google, he said, didn't deliver in its most recent quarter and doubts still remain on Facebook's transition to mobile.

But even more important for Microsoft, said Cramer, is a generational issue. He said the older generation remembers a WinTel world where Microsoft dominated 90% of the PC market. But the younger generation loves its iPhone, which is why corporate IT departments are abandoning their BlackBerrys in favor of what the younger generation needs.

Cramer said the only tech stock worth investing in for the long term is

Apple

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, which he owns for his charitable trust,

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--Written by Scott Rutt in Washington, D.C.

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had a position in AAPL.

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