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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RE[3]: Just a thought...
by llorllale on Thu 17th Jan 2013 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just a thought..."
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I personally feel the review is just about right.


I think the tone is way off. The review comes across as someone jumping at the chance to ride the anti-microsoft-win8 wave and make a name for themselves. It's a whiney, non-productive review.

I tried to use Windows 8 since the "Release Preview" as my primary Windows "desktop". And I gave up like two weeks ago, reformatted and returned to Windows 7 on my Windows box. The exact reason for this was that the "Windows 8 was unusable". It is "so poorly designed" that I was experiencing hard difficulties which were actually "preventing getting me getting my work done". I think Microsoft didn't care about the input their customers gave them during the development of Windows 8. There are bazillion of things which could have been done in much better fashion.


I concede that I've only prodded around a bit in win8. I am still testing things out in a VM. I have come across some weird UI refresh bugs in some metro apps, but nothing catastrophic. And personally, I LOVE how clean the Metro interface is. It's not up to all tasks, but that's why you are still left with the classic desktop as an option!

As for your question, maybe people just like, like to see, and search, what they want, instead of remembering the name of the application or object they're trying to find? :-)

Learning names of the computer applications for most of the common folk is very difficult. They don't want to learn stuff like that. They understand the system better if they can just see "a big blue e" icon which they know presents "the Internet" for them.


Then these are not people looking to be productive I suppose. Which is what I thought was the point.

The tiles in the Metro start screen are a lot more readily identifiable than a long list of menu options, imho.

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