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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RE[2]: What about Classic Shell?
by ilovebeer on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE: What about Classic Shell?"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Eh, bloatware is bloatware. I'd rather them ship with a vanilla install and let customers download whatever Start menu replacements they want, assuming they actually want one. Screw these OEMs who think they know best what I should or should not have installed out of the box. Don't even get me started on Android ;)

People are pissed because there's no start menu... So you give it to them... Then they're pissed, thinking you've shoved it down their throats. I guess certain things are just lose-lose no matter what.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

People are pissed because there's no start menu..


Well, the people that are pissed about the Start menu will never be happy until/unless MS puts it back in. How do I know this? Because 8+ months after Windows 8 was released, people are still bitching about it, despite there being free Start menu replacements available already.

Of course, they tell you they shouldn't have to download 3rd party tools to make the OS do what they want. Nevermind that Classic Shell was originally designed for Windows 7 ...

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