rbrwill at pacbell.net
Sat Apr 24 18:56:07 PDT 2004
On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 17:41, Jonathan Byrne wrote:
> Second, the multiple desktops issue. Have a ton of windows open in Windows
> is a real PITA. A co-worker of mine often has *three rows* to his taskbar
> because he has so many Windows open. On my Thinkpad I have eight desktops
> in KDE (ten on my desktop machine) and break them up by function. One
> for any root shells I have open, one for other shells, one for IM, one for
> the mail client I use specifically for looking at spam), one for my regular
> mail client, one for Konqueror, and a couple others for any other use that
> pops up during the day.
> OK, hit me with your best shot :)
OK not a shot but a little help for your poor friend and a little help
getting another WinBlows user to see the value of "Free" software...
In my quest to marginalize windows I have stumbled on a great app called
JS Pager. When JS Pager was at release 1.something it sucked but only
because Java sucked and was unstable. Since then the writer Johan Strand
has it right.
You can get JS Pager 2.5 at:
I'm down to needing XP for the sake of customers and my palm Tungsten C
sync, and then ONLY as a VMWare guest. the JSPager makes the piles of
stacked up apps issue go away.
On your main point, it appears to me that Windows in no way shape or
form has any interest in the end user actually knowing anything more
about the computer than they did yesterday. They all feel like victims.
(How in the world do Windows users live with those popup explosions?).
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