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: Comment by Nelson
by judgen on Thu 17th Jan 2013 01:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
judgen
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2006-07-12

How would you know the average usage time without spying on your users? The number of downloads i get, but to what purpose would you spy on usage times?

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 17th Jan 2013 05:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

How would you know the average usage time without spying on your users? The number of downloads i get, but to what purpose would you spy on usage times?


It is opt-in telemetry. I only receive the data if you opt-in to send usage statistics to Microsoft at OS install-time.

If you opt-in, you send Microsoft usage statistics, crash statistics, and app non responding data. Very helpful to devs.

So perhaps a correctly phrased version would be: Of the people who opt-in to have their data collected, they spend a significant amount of time in my app.

I don't have a break down of what % opt-in unfortunately.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by nej_simon on Thu 17th Jan 2013 09:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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2011-02-11

Sending data to Microsoft is actually opt-out. You have to customize the default settings to turn it off.

http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/m/H/-/-/windows-8-clean-install-26...

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