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Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - Dritz - 29-11-2012

Despite all of my time getting used to it, I still often find myself tense and uneasy while working in Windows.

But, it's often a necessity to run a Windows OS for work/school. Here's some things I use to ease the pain:

- Gow (because I have issues with Cygwin)
https://github.com/bmatzelle/gow (look @ the readme file)

It basically brings Unix commands to cmd.exe. This one is a life-saver.

- Rainmeter (Ultimate 'skinning' tool)
http://rainmeter.net

I still have not taken a deep dive into this one, but it's amazing! Woot!

- Vimperator (FF extension)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/vimperator/

Vim keybindings for Firefox? I can't say no. I use this one on my Debian install as well.


So, what programs do you use to cope with using Winblows?

Anyone?


Note: LOL, you know you've been working for too long when you hit 'Ctrl+s' after writing a few sentences in a text-box in an internet browser.


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - venam - 29-11-2012

I installed vimperator, it's really nifty, I love it; However it still feels weird to use vim keybinding inside FF, but it's way more convenient.


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - vompatti - 29-11-2012

Don't forget cygwin if you wanna go even more geek :)


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - Dritz - 29-11-2012

I do like Cygwin, it's just not the same as running a *nix machine! :(

Using Cygwin is like getting one bite of ice cream, and not getting to eat the rest.


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - zygotb - 29-11-2012

I am no longer required to use any specific software, so I always try to keep a boot USB flash drive with me wherever I go. (I also try to bring my netbook)


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - Dritz - 29-11-2012

What job do you have where you can pull that off? LOL


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - zygotb - 30-11-2012

I am self employed.
No one else will hire me. :)


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - zygotb - 30-11-2012

As little as I can get away with. :)


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - Nihility - 30-11-2012

hi guys

http://paste.xinu.at/TCNenY/


RE: Ways To Make Windows More Comfortable/Usable For *nix Users - Dritz - 01-12-2012

Wow, thank you sir! Excellent paste!

I really found the section on window tiling quite intriguing.

I'll have to look more into AutoHotKey. (I've never really messed with it extensively)