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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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 20:12 UTC 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[3]: Comment by ichi
by imladris on Sun 4th Mar 2012 08:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ichi"
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2012-03-03

Well, it is a hack that works well. But of course, if you'd rather stick with with a behavior that you dislike, that's your choice.

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RE[4]: Comment by ichi
by ichi on Sun 4th Mar 2012 13:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ichi"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Well, it is a hack that works well. But of course, if you'd rather stick with with a behavior that you dislike, that's your choice.


No, I stick with a behaviour I like, that's one of the reasons I use Linux and not Windows.

The only times I work with Windows is when I connect remotely to a customer Windows server (and it's not like you could go installing those programs on there).

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RE[3]: Comment by ichi
by zima on Fri 9th Mar 2012 23:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ichi"
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2005-07-06

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.

Because various UI parts of Linux always work so smoothly and are so nicely integrated... (oh, and all the recent major UI Linux changes bring virtually only applause, right?)

Quite a few of those Windows enhancement tools work very well. Of course, many (probably most) don't, but that doesn't diminish the former.

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