Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
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the look of linux
by JoshB on Wed 15th Jul 2009 22:58 UTC
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Though I mentioned a few things I didn't like in Linux, I LOVE how customizable it is, especially the ease with which panels can be moved and configured and window decorations can be changed. It's just nice to have the choice of slimmed down window decorations to conserve screen real estate and configure the behavior how I want it. For example, I have all my launchers in an auto-hiding panel that is somewhat large and has only icons (mac style) on the top of my screen, and at the bottom just a thin panel with taskbar (with compiz's preview tabs or whatever it's called), notification area, clock and desktop switcher.

That's the great thing is that's probably the twentieth configuration I've tried out from various installed, everything from draws containing launchers and no main menu to no panel's at all to whatever you want. Finding the one that works best for me and is most aesthetically pleasing is a big pull to linux.

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