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Windows DOS 4.0, Zune, and Windows 8 are but a few of the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard in a round-up of Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time. 'Over the years, Microsoft's made some incredibly good moves, even if they felt like mistakes at the time: mashing Word and Excel into Office; offering Sabeer Bhatia and cohorts $400 million for a year-old startup; blending Windows 98 and NT to form Windows 2000; sticking a weird Israeli motion sensor on a game box; buying Skype for an unconscionable amount of money. (The jury's still out on the last one.) Along the way, Microsoft has had more than its fair share of bad mistakes; 2012 alone was among the most tumultuous years in Microsoft history I can recall. This year you can bet that Redmond will do everything in its power to prove 2012 naysayers wrong. To do so, Microsoft must learn from the following dirty baker's dozen of its most dreck-laden decisions, the ones that have had the very worst consequences, from a customer's point of view.'
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RE[2]: start bar
by fran on Tue 15th Jan 2013 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE: start bar"
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Start8 and Classic Shell seems to get all the attention while nice little thing called Pokki remains totally out of sight for most users... Another perfect example of branding and marketing. No one will relate a thing named as Pokki to Windows 8 start menu, do they?

It has now been duly noted thanks.
I did a quick search and i found them to be on page one of google search. That is if you search "Windows start plugin". So their marketing seems A1 and it's probably not so obscure like we think.

I visited their page and i really like the layout of their start menu plugin.

You know we have so many options for start menu now that the omission of it and the choice of third party plugins that arose as a result of it actually a sense.

Edited 2013-01-15 15:19 UTC

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