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 ze_jerkface on Thu 17th Jan 2013 16:33 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.

That was before the corporate world went all-in with Win32 and .NET for internal applications.

You can't get rid of Win32.

It just won't happen. Ever.

Even if Microsoft broke compatibility it would be far cheaper for the corporate world to fund WINE than to re-develop all that software. Ditching Win32 is a fantasy that shouldn't be given any more serious thought than Santa Claus.

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