Can't live without Start menu in Windows 8, so can't we, and wasted no time in patronizing Stardock for its Start 8 software that emulates one on the desktop, and ensures Windows boots to the desktop and not the primate training program Microsoft previously referred to as "Metro." Start 8 restores most functionality of a Start menu, but is still leaves a few things to be desired, such as pinning apps, websites, and tasks. Enter Thinix RetroUI. The software augments the new yet lifeless taskbar Windows 8 gives you, with a Start menu akin to the Windows 7's, with added features such as app/document/website pinning, multi-desktop switching. Find it here.
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