Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 13:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems News of the year in the technology industry. "The Fit's most important spec its display, with a nod to Sony's TV division: they come with 1600x900 or 1920x1080 touchscreens and nothing else. 'We're not going to offer 1366x768," reps said. 'We've killed that.'" This is Sony's new, simplified entry-level notebook line. Very, very welcome news in a world where even a supposedly "Pro" laptop that costs $1199 ships with... A 1280x800 resolution. This bottom-of-the-barrel crap needs to be eradicated, and good on Sony for taking this step.
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Tiling Window Managers
by dbolgheroni on Tue 7th May 2013 17:27 UTC
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People complain about widescreen monitors, but they are a huge advantage if you use a tiling window manager. You can use 2 windows side-by-side and even eliminate the need for 2 monitors in some cases, without the burden of resizing them manually.

I know there are tiling software for Mac and Windows, however, they are too limiting when compared with those available for X11.

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RE: Tiling Window Managers
by lucas_maximus on Tue 7th May 2013 21:23 in reply to "Tiling Window Managers"
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I do this withing visual studio. I have two 1440x900 screen monitors at work.

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RE[2]: Tiling Window Managers
by l3v1 on Wed 8th May 2013 06:28 in reply to "RE: Tiling Window Managers"
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Yes, display real estate can be really helpful. I have 2x 1920x1200 displays for work, one of which constantly runs mtputty with 4 sessions, all of them large enough to be comfortably readable and work in.

However, when I'm on the road I have to be constrained to a 1366x768 xps13, which is nice and light and all, but it's really uncomfortable to do real work on it for more than 2-3 hours at a time. I really like Sony for dropping these displays, and if others don't follow suit, it's easy to guess what company we'll buy our next laptops from.

I always thought 1366x768 was never intended for "working" people, they probably just used it because it let them lower the prices a bit, but overall it was an idiotic move.

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