- Microsoft released some power toys for Windows that includes a desktop management system and some other nice tweaks.
- You can try X Mouse to get X11 mouse behavior in Windows. Highlighting cut-and-paste is useful.
- I have never used them, but MinGW is a collection of free header files and libraries for compiling windows programs that run without external dlls, such as cygwin's.
- Xming has been recommended to me as a good X-windows program for windows. Here are some notes. I tend to use whatever I find installed on my computer already.
- Last but not least, here are a few other people's lists of useful tools and tricks for those living in a Windows world:
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I am not really a Linux guru and I am not a Windows power user. However, I am comfortable in either environment. I do several things in each that make my life easier, and in general I try to make the two environments similar when I configure them. Below are some useful links I have collected for doing some snazzy/slick things with Windows that might not be for the average user. These are especially useful if you are a Linux guy working in a Windows world.
Posted by Nathan Cooprider at 2:15 PM