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Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
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.
Not content to compete for storefront space on Windows, Pokki is taking its alternative app store to Android.
Third-party desktop client Instagrille renames itself Pixsta, as Facebook-owned photo app Instagram starts focusing on business.
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.
Software installation wrapper OpenCandy argues that it's still lucrative to make desktop apps and points to one billion installs as the proof.
SweetLabs joins a handful of other companies offering to bring the more familiar Start menu/Button back to Windows 8.
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.