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[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 17th Jan 2013 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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Sending data to Microsoft is actually opt-out. You have to customize the default settings to turn it off.

I'm unsure then, I'm going based off of their wording here:

we only collect telemetry data from customers who have opted in to the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

and I'm definitely not receiving usage statistics (or crash analytics) for every user, so I don't really know what's going on.

I'll try and probe to see if any other devs I know have an answer. I know CEIP is on an app-per-app basis (which sucks) for non-Windows Store apps

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by judgen on Thu 17th Jan 2013 15:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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Thank you very much for your explanation. I am very sorry if i worded anything too strongly before. English is my fifth language.

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