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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Not a problem?
by jbauer on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 08:59 UTC
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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.


The main problem is that Metro should not be present at all on desktops. MIcrosoft always seemed happy to create a variety of editions for their products, and now that they're faced with a split that would actually make sense, they refuse to do it.

Of course, I know that their real reason why they wouldn't consider it is precisely because they want to leverage the desktop... and desktop users be damned.

Edited 2013-08-23 09:00 UTC

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