Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:40 UTC
Windows Pokki is a start menu replacement for Windows - and it has already been downloaded 1.5 million times for Windows 8. "Since the launch of Windows 8, we've seen over 1.5 million Pokki downloads on the new OS itself and users opening the Pokki Menu an average of 10 times a day. These early numbers demonstrate that users enjoy being able to instantly access and discover apps, straight from the desktop." And this is just one of the countless replacements. Microsoft should've never kept the traditional desktop in there - they've given users the ability to escape Metro, and this will only hurt the new environment.
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Comment by Morgan
by Morgan on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:58 UTC
Morgan
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Microsoft should've never kept the traditional desktop in there - they've given users the ability to escape Metro, and this will only hurt the new environment.


Windows 8 is the transition OS, so there's no way they could have left it out and expected to see a single corporate sale. And as you suggested, they might never be able to break away from the old desktop paradigm completely. I have a feeling a large number of corporate and government IT departments would rather deal with transitioning to OS X, *BSD or GNU/Linux than fight with a fully Metro, "legacy desktop" free Windows OS. The fine-grained control that they enjoy with XP and 7 (and believe me, IT managers are nothing if not raging control freaks) is what holds them to those OSes.

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