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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by pandronic on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 06:03 UTC
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Metro apps on the desktop are really useless and I sure as hell don't need a disruptive fullscreen Start menu. As for Pokki, it's ok as a Start menu and it also doubles as an app store for some HTML5 apps and games.

If you download the version from their site it doesn't have any bundled apps, advertising and malware - I'm using it for an year and I actually wrote a small app for it.

Edited 2013-08-23 06:04 UTC

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