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[4]: who cares anyway?
by andih on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: who cares anyway?"
andih
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2010-03-27

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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