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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RE[2]: What about Classic Shell?
by ilovebeer on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE: What about Classic Shell?"
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Eh, bloatware is bloatware. I'd rather them ship with a vanilla install and let customers download whatever Start menu replacements they want, assuming they actually want one. Screw these OEMs who think they know best what I should or should not have installed out of the box. Don't even get me started on Android ;)

People are pissed because there's no start menu... So you give it to them... Then they're pissed, thinking you've shoved it down their throats. I guess certain things are just lose-lose no matter what.

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