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[2]: Comment by Morgan
by Dave_K on Thu 17th Jan 2013 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
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It worked before though, with the transition from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95.

When it comes to the user interface, going from Win 3.1 to Win 95 was a much less radical change.

In addition, Windows 95 actually offered more features and flexibility, rather than massively restricting the user. Pretty much anything that can be done in 3.1 can also be done in 95, while that isn't true of Modern UI's touch tablet optimised interface.

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