Stardock Announces Start Menu Alternative for Users of PCs Preloaded with Ad-based Launchers

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Start8 and ModernMix Promotion Returns Windows Capabilities without an Attached App Store

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Many Windows 8 users do not want third-party apps monitoring their application use or displaying advertisements at the cost of having partial start menu functionality

Stardock, leading developer of desktop enhancement software, announced a promotion enabling users who have found third party Start menu replacements bundled on their new PC to receive Start8, Stardock’s award winning Start menu solution, for free when purchasing a ModernMix promotional bundle. Start8 returns the traditional Start menu and Start button for Windows 8 users. ModernMix enables Windows 8 Modern apps to run in a window on the desktop.

“Many Windows 8 users do not want third-party apps monitoring their application use or displaying advertisements at the cost of having partial start menu functionality,” said Robert McElroy, Brand Manager with Stardock. “Start8 has none of those negatives. It just returns the traditional Start menu users are accustomed to.”

“The promotional offering is designed to offer customers a solution that returns the most frequently used Windows 7 features,” said Jamie McGuffie, Vice President of Stardock. “Our solutions are focused on providing customers the exact Windows capabilities they requested without the system overhead of a resident app-store.”

Starting today, users who have found app store based apps such as Pokki installed on their PC can purchase and download the Start8 and ModernMix promotional bundle for $4.99 at http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/modernmixpromo/.

Start8 and ModernMix are also available as free 30-day trials and can be downloaded at http://www.stardock.com.

About Stardock
Stardock is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a leading developer and publisher of desktop software and PC games. Its desktop software includes Start8, ModernMix, Decor8, WindowBlinds, Fences and more.

Visit http://www.stardock.com for details.    

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Stardock, Start8 and ModernMix are registered trademarks of Stardock and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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