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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I won't say anything about Windows 8 (except that I find it okay even though it's not my main OS) but didn't anyone find this part a bit worrisome?

"users opening the Pokki Menu an average of 10 times a day"

Call me a pessimist, but if even something as trivial as a Start Menu replacement needs to "collect usage information" it can only mean one thing: spying on users is becoming the new normal.


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