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    Default Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Hi All!

    My colleague and I are writing the Start Menu replacer for Windows 8.

    At the moment the application is Free, Open-source, and works with XP, Win 7 and 8.

    What it can already do, what it will do, how does it look like, download etc. - Power8 Start Menu Replacement
    I appreciate if you find the time and possibility to share your opinion on the application.
    Last edited by Medico; 05-15-2012 at 02:02 AM. Reason: Added link to Power8

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    I'm very happy with the two versions of Classic Shell that I've already used on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
    Both were 100% free! And both work beautifully. I'm not sure why I'd want anything else. Eh?

    Looks just like another ad to me. But then, I could be wrong. I was ONCE. (the day in 1961, when I joined the Army)

    If a guy doesn't know how to present a URL without 50 posts, he's not overly smart, to my thinking.

    h**p://www(dot)drwho(dot)in
    it's really pretty simple. Eh?
    (no ads, no spam)

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Our admin believes this should be presented as a possible alternative to Classic Shell. I neither endorse nor recommend Power8. I am a user of Classic Shell and do recommend it as a fine replacement to the Start Menu.

    As such I have added a link to Power8. Users may make up their minds themselves.

    As a side note, we do encourage app developers for Win 8. However if you wish to present a site in our Forum, per our rule #2 you must ask for and receive prior approval for this.

    Rule #2: No business advertising or personal promoting without approval from an administrator.

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Hello everyone,

    we've just released Power8 Alpha III Release 2!

    Support for removable and Ram drives, drive labels, MSI installer, Auto-update, and a heap of fixes and enhancements (full list as usual at Changelog project page).

    Don't hesitate to contact developers if you have a feature request or suggestion

    Have a nice day.

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Hello people!

    We released Power8 Alpha4 yesterday!

    This time it's 3-way search, and better layout on non-Aero systems.
    I suggest reading Feature Details page of Power8 wiki to get deeper understanding of Search feature.

    P8 should update automatically, but if not - use Download section of Power8 site.

    Please post your feedback here or via comments of P8 site/directly to developers, we appreciate all ideas and suggestions

    Best wishes!

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Good day!

    we have just released Power8 Beta 1!

    Finally, Metro blocking, recent applications, Jump lists support (even on XP) and more.

    P8 should update automatically, but if not - use Download section of Power8 site.

    Please post your feedback here or via comments of P8 site/directly to developers, we appreciate all ideas and suggestions

    Best wishes!

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Hi everyone!

    We've just released Power8 RC1! *hooray*
    Get it -> Power 8 for Win 8

    Pin/Unpin functions, better user interaction when searching, better search results (want to get "Plants Vs Zombies" by typing "pvz"? ), first translations (Russian and Swedish languages), and a big load of fixes and enhancements.
    Know more -> Power8 Update history

    The release is closer each day. Thank you for the support and feedback, it gives us the power to move further
    Last edited by Medico; 07-14-2012 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Added links

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    If Classic Shell does not work in Win 8 Pro, will Power8 work? What is your prediction of this?

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Yes it will. Maybe some small patch will be required or something, but it will.

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    Default Re: Power8 - Start menu replacer for Windows 8

    Thank you. At this point I am sticking with an app I know, Classic Shell, but who knows what the future will bring.

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