Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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RE[2]: who cares anyway?
by andih on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE: who cares anyway?"
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Its quite late here so I didn't notice. Also, seems like I read news from windows' side of things a little sloppy compared to other more interesting news.

But hey:
Is there really much of a difference?
I can think of one important one though:
Its a lot more difficult to download and install an alternative file manager than a better web browser.. hehe ;-)

Windows users get skrewed hard over and over, and they dont even notice. They even pay for this madness

aptitude install pcmanfm (or thunar ...)
or keep it minimalistic, stick with bash

bash FTW!

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RE[3]: who cares anyway?
by nt_jerkface on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 22:43 in reply to "RE[2]: who cares anyway?"
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I could use a graphical file manager in Windows so I can have useful features like icon preview and drag select but I use bash in cygwin to feel special and superior to others. I'm perfectly willing to cut my own productivity for an ego boost.

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RE[4]: who cares anyway?
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 23:24 in reply to "RE[3]: who cares anyway?"
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perhaps you could try powershell too? full access to the file system (rather than isolated to the cygwin directory) and full access to the windows API.

built in ls goodness too :-)

Edited 2011-04-03 23:27 UTC

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RE[4]: who cares anyway?
by andih on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 23:29 in reply to "RE[3]: who cares anyway?"
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No doubt that bash is cool ;) And when using it right you gain productivity instead of losing.

I totally agree when it comes to thumbnails. When looking for some image IMG_012???.png, thumbnails are a wonderful thing and Its good to have pcman command in toolbox

But heck, when searching, combining 'ls', 'locate', 'find' and 'grep' does the job a lot better than any "finders" I have tried.

When opening some file, bash is also your friend. Tab-autocompletion on program name and file path will make you able to open a file in pretty much no time at all. No need to "Open as"(sudo ;) ) "Open with" (in case you need another program than whats standard) or waiting for explorer to start (or explode). Ahh and that clicking trough the directory tree.
I'd choose bash autocompletion any day.

With bash you also have a lot of info avialable in a matter of very few keystrokes: top, df -h, free -m, etc etc Wile in a menu based windoze world you would have to click through a endless and illogical menu structure.
Having the "Control Panel" icon acessible isn't even comparable.

So in my experience, productivity is not lost at all if bash is used right and its few limitations is thought of and taken care of (pcman?)

Since you already use bash Im sure you know all this though ;)

Well Im way off topic now I guess..
Back to the MS Exploder..

win+R for your lives ;)

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RE[4]: who cares anyway?
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Apr 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE[3]: who cares anyway?"
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Real men use (not cmd, that's for sissy boys) and edlin.

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RE[3]: who cares anyway?
by lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Apr 2011 18:36 in reply to "RE[2]: who cares anyway?"
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[sarcasm]I get screwed big time for paying £100 which works flawlessly for years on end and is updated regularly[/sarcasm]

Get over yourself. I haven't been screwed on Windows ever ... I could still be using the Windows XP license I bought 8 years ago if I wanted to.

Though the Suse Linux 9.2 CDs I bought are now coasters.

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