[Geany-Devel] Switched to Win~1

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Tue Sep 23 16:44:29 UTC 2014

On 23.9.2014 г. 03:22, Matthew Brush wrote:

> On 14-09-22 08:23 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
>> If I'm going to distro-hop, why not Windows? A working desktop, if
>> nothing else.
> In no particular order, off the top of my head...
> - Sandboxing
> - Windows Store
> - .NET
> [...]
> - etc...

- Not designed to be used by non-administrator. Fixable by writing some 
utility programs.
- A zoo of user interfaces. Blood-red, poison-green or Turkish-blue for 
main backgrounds...
- Crappy 3rd party drivers, even from respected companies.
- 80% of the programs run properly in "96 DPI" :) only. Of the ones that 
"support" high DPI, half would better not, including FF and Opera. 
Somewhat fixable with 7even.

> That being said, if you cram enough FOSS onto Windows it can be made
> nearly usable, and also Linux usually runs great in a virtual machine :)

750MB of MinGW + MSYS, with it's own package manager. Though I probably 
installed too much stuff, especially autotools.

Several end-user programs are the same as in Linux. What do you know, 
even Transmission kind of runs on Win~1 these days.

E-gards: Jimmy

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