Pokki's Start Menu for Windows 8 has been downloaded 500,000 times as more and more users are upgrading to Windows 8 and feel the need for a Start Menu on their Windows 8 devices. Stardock has sold "tens of thousands" of copies of Start8, and more than 30 different Start menu replacements were driven in the market within a month of Windows 8's launch.
Do we really need the start menu in Windows 8? This topic always brings the heat to the conversation on WinMatrix.
Statistics obtained from Pokki's newly released infographic indicate that an average Pokki user clicks the third-party Start Menu approximately 10 times per day. And surprisingly 85 percent of the Windows 8 users install third-party start menu programs instead of using the Start Screen. 27 percent of the users want to disable the left hot corner, while 11 percent wish to turn off absolutely all hot corners. Skip Metro Suite released by hb860 which completely disables the Start Screen, hot corner and the Charm Bar appears to be quite popular on WinMatrix.
A substantial portion of WinMatix members praises Windows 8's new user interface but we can't deny the fact that a huge portion of Windows community was not ready for the change.
Here below is given the above mentioned infographic: