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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by Nelson on Thu 17th Jan 2013 01:18 UTC
Nelson
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Impressive, frankly, I didn't think that many people cared.

I wonder what type of user is downloading the replacement. 1.5 million frustrated power users is a lot different than 1.5 million frustrated mom and pops.

I'm not sure how much its hurting Metro though. My own app has seen a sharp spike in downloads since Christmas. Same goes for average time spent in app. Went up from 40 minutes to 1hr 25 mins roughly.

I think the platform is starting to grow legs, as this is more robust growth, at a much faster pace, than Windows Phone ever had.

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