Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:16 UTC
Windows Wednesday was the big day for Microsoft - the largest overhaul of its operating system since Windows 95 (heck, I'd argue the overhaul is far larger than Windows 95) went into consumer preview. I've been running it on my Asus ZenBook since its release, and in all honesty, it's not as arduous as I expected. I'm not planning on doing a full review, but I do want to mention a number of things - both positive and negative - that stood out to me.
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Comment by ichi
by ichi on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 22:44 UTC
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

As much as I dislike Gnome Shell and Unity, at least they moved away from the classic desktop while staying consistent.

One of my gripes with the Windows desktop has always been not being able to write on or scroll a non raised window, so you can guess I don't use to work with maximized windows (actually I think the only app I ever maximize is the browser).

I can't say I'm getting too excited by the idea of fullscreen or split as only choices (and then the fact that I find Metro widgets ugly as hell doesn't help, either).

I guess I'll eventually have to deal with Windows8 because of my job, but going by what I've seen and tried so far it'll never be my personal OS of choice.

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RE: Comment by ichi
by imladris on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 08:20 in reply to "Comment by ichi"
imladris Member since:
2012-03-03

As for scrolling non-raised windows (or other views within the sam window), you should try KatMouse, http://ehiti.de/katmouse/ . Although the default settings are weird, they are easily fixed, and it does what you want in most cases. It makes Windows so much better. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by Bending Unit on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 14:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

Katmouse is absolutely required for me!

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 20:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

As for scrolling non-raised windows (or other views within the sam window), you should try KatMouse, http://ehiti.de/katmouse/ . Although the default settings are weird, they are easily fixed, and it does what you want in most cases. It makes Windows so much better. ;)


The problem with that kind of hacks is that they are... well, hacks, much like those Windows implementations of virtual desktops.

I'll rather stay with the native implementation on Linux than going with the quirks and incomplete functionality of third party add ons.

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RE: Comment by ichi
by imladris on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 08:25 in reply to "Comment by ichi"
imladris Member since:
2012-03-03

As for scrolling non-raised windows (or other views within the sam window), you should try KatMouse. Although the default settings are weird, they are easily fixed, and it does what you want in most cases. It makes Windows so much better. ;)

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