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Not content to compete for storefront space on Windows, Pokki is taking its alternative app store to Android.
The Start menu replacement has been given a facelift with a new layout and several new options.
Windows 8 sales may not be what many manufacturers were hoping for, but Lenovo's agreement to ship the Pokki suite on all PCs means it's not letting go of the OS without a fight.
Pokki's 500,000 downloads show that many Windows 8 users still want the good old-fashioned Start menu.
The latest in a lineup of Start menu replacements for Windows 8, Pokki is a free, fluid tool for users who crave more than the new Start screen.
Third-party desktop client Instagrille renames itself Pixsta, as Facebook-owned photo app Instagram starts focusing on business.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
It's looking like Microsoft's new "mini" Start menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.
Software developers believe Microsoft's selection of Satya Nadella as its new CEO will help strengthen ties that have strained or frayed over the years.
SweetLabs joins a handful of other companies offering to bring the more familiar Start menu/Button back to Windows 8.