Stardock’s Start8 menu for Windows 8 is getting better. You now have the ability to ‘pin to the Start menu’ just like Windows 7.
All about the look and features here.. http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/features.asp
And guess what? It is in beta presently, but the full version only costs $4.99 which is well worth it in my opinion. Imagine getting all of the benefits of Windows 8 and a usable Start Menu too.
Despite ultimately having to pay for Start8, this could be the deal maker re Windows 8 success not only at home level, but also enterprise.
The way that Start8 is shaping up, for me it is one major hurdle crossed. Now, if Sam W Tucker was to develop a version of Network Monitor which would work in Windows 8, I could pretty much forego anything else that I have found not to work in Windows 8 but did work in Windows 7..
Network Monitor here.. http://samwtucker.com/NetworkMonitor