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 Morgan
by Yoko_T on Thu 17th Jan 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by Morgan"
Yoko_T
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"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.


Windows 8 is the transition OS, so there's no way they could have left it out and expected to see a single corporate sale. And as you suggested, they might never be able to break away from the old desktop paradigm completely. I have a feeling a large number of corporate and government IT departments would rather deal with transitioning to OS X, *BSD or GNU/Linux than fight with a fully Metro, "legacy desktop" free Windows OS. The fine-grained control that they enjoy with XP and 7 (and believe me, IT managers are nothing if not raging control freaks) is what holds them to those OSes.
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What's with these *ASSHATS* and this overwhelming desire they seem to have to force people to use God-Awful GUI's like this one,GNOME 3, and Unity, nevermind the fact that people have made clear they want *NOTHING* to do with them.

It's like they can't stand the fact that people in the *REAL WORLD* detest these UI designs.

Edited 2013-01-17 18:50 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by ze_jerkface on Fri 18th Jan 2013 08:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
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2012-06-22

Amen! (thunderous applause).

Unity, Gnome 3, and Windows 8 are all abominations.

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by zima on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 22:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
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2005-07-06

Unity, nevermind the fact that people have made clear they want *NOTHING* to do with them.
It's like they can't stand the fact that people in the *REAL WORLD* detest these UI designs.

Unity and Ubuntu seem to be doing fine...

As far as anecdotes go: I have around some people who use & like it. Also, go through recent Wikimedia stats ( http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/ ) - Ubuntu might be the the only non-Android distro really growing.

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