Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 20:51 UTC
Windows Pokki, a Start menu replacement for Windows 8, will be installed on all Lenovo PCs.

We’re excited to announce that the #1 PC maker in the world, Lenovo, will be shipping Pokki on new Windows 8 devices worldwide! In other words, you’ll soon be able to buy a brand new Lenovo laptop or desktop with our full Pokki software suite integrated and ready to use out-of-the-box!

Windows 8 has loads of problems, but the lack of the Start menu is not one of them. The fact that Metro - and more importantly - its applications still suck, however, is.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 22:52 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

It's not a real Start Menu replacement. It's a software store that will try to sell you stuff whenever you open the menu.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by dpJudas on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 00:33 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
dpJudas Member since:
2009-12-10

It's not a real Start Menu replacement. It's a software store that will try to sell you stuff whenever you open the menu.

In that case, maybe I prefer the start screen after all. ;)

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Nelson on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 03:10 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

That's been my experience as well. Its that gray area between crapware and malware. Not something I'd ever want on my system.

What worries me is Lenovo installing this questionable crap (which uses undocumented APIs/unstable hacks to achieve what it does) on their line up.

The silver lining here is that Microsoft is rapidly ramping out its retail presence, putting Microsoft Stores inside traditional Brick+Mortars like Best Buy in the US. That should help push more signature PCs which don't have crapware preinstalled.

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