Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 20:51 UTC
Windows Pokki, a Start menu replacement for Windows 8, will be installed on all Lenovo PCs.

We’re excited to announce that the #1 PC maker in the world, Lenovo, will be shipping Pokki on new Windows 8 devices worldwide! In other words, you’ll soon be able to buy a brand new Lenovo laptop or desktop with our full Pokki software suite integrated and ready to use out-of-the-box!

Windows 8 has loads of problems, but the lack of the Start menu is not one of them. The fact that Metro - and more importantly - its applications still suck, however, is.

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The lack of a start menu
by dpJudas on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 21:39 UTC
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Clearly we are many that think the lack of a start menu IS one of the problems of Windows 8, Lenovo included.

Now, don't get me wrong. I do not consider the Windows 7 start menu particular good, but a full screen replacement on my 30" monitor is totally utterly overkill. It doesn't help that I personally absolutely loathe the tiles - so incredibly ugly, and their notfication concept reminds me of annoying ads crying for my attention. I will take a start menu over that any time.

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