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]: metro is for dummies
by zima on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE: metro is for dummies"
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Desktops will continue to rule for content creation (which includes tools like CAD, etc.)

OTOH I can see some change also there, perhaps: touch UI could be awesome for "tools like CAD, etc." - a computerised drafting table, in a way.

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