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[2]: Comment by Morgan
by Carrot007 on Thu 17th Jan 2013 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
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It worked before though, with the transition from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95.

Windows 95 gave you the option to select the old 3.1 progman.exe shell when installing. (certainly in the original release, maybe even in OSR2).

Progman.exe was kept in all the 9x os's and is even present on win XP (havn't got a vista/7/8 machine handy to check right now). However since the explorer interface was an inprovement apps quickly tended to stop intalling things so that they appeared in progman so it was pretty useless as an application launcher.

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