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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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 17th Jan 2013 00:23 UTC
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I tried StartIsBack, after Ars compared a few start menu replacements. It is really good, and hard to tell the difference between it and an authentic Start Menu.

After an hour or two, I uninstalled it. I've already gotten used to the Start Screen + hot corners, and since I've finally found a few Metro apps I like, it gets in the way of using those.

Edit: Ars' review:

Edited 2013-01-17 00:23 UTC

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