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: The lack of a start menu
by WereCatf on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 06:31 UTC in reply to "The lack of a start menu"
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It doesn't help that I personally absolutely loathe the tiles - so incredibly ugly, and their notfication concept reminds me of annoying ads crying for my attention.

I don't think they're all that ugly, but the thing that bothers me about them is that, well, you only see the live tiles and their content if you're on the Start Screen -- if you mostly use desktop apps it's quite unlikely that you'll be hanging out much on the Start Screen and thus you don't see the live content anyways. The second issue is that there is no live content for desktop apps anyways, meaning that these live tiles don't provide anything that just a regular, old icon-based shortcut didn't do already.

The point here is rather obvious: the Start Screen and its live tiles are useful if you mainly use Metro-based apps and you hang out a lot on the Start Screen.

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