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[4]: Just a thought...
by phoenix on Fri 18th Jan 2013 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Just a thought..."
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A 2" blue square with a bit of white text on it, next to another 2" blue square with a bit of white text on it, nearly indistinguishable from each other, except for a tiny little app icon in one corner, is easier to use than a menu that puts just the icon and app name on it?

Being able to see only 12-ish items on a huge monitor, in a flat layout, is easier to use than seeing a nice cascading menu showing you where things are in a hierarchy, with nearly everything viewable at once onscreen (meaning, not the crappy Win7 Start menu)?

Are people who like the Metro Start Screen using 14" monitors or something?

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