Windows Usage Challenge: Day 1

November 25, 2013 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

So far day 1 of the Windows usage challenge has gone. I must admit that I like Windows 8.1 UI more than I liked the Windows 7 one.

I got used to the new system quite quickly and without any problems.
However one of the apps that can’t be replaced is Coda. While I can use just that on my Mac, I need to use multiple programs on Windows, that is, Sublime Text (File tab of Coda), PuTTY (Terminal tab of Coda), WinSCP (File browser tab) and Chrome (MySQL, testing, Books tab).
The thing that I’m missing is autocompletion of tags (such as when I type I can close it by just typing </).
Maybe it’s just that I’m not used to it.
For Git I continue to use SourceTree which is crossplatform.

For video editing, Sony Vegas is quite a simple replacement for anyone who is used to Final Cut and such, but oh well, I’m not going to buy any new software for an OS I don’t know I will be using at all and just stick with what I had at hand.

Speaking of music, WebTunes to save the day! However due to deprecation of NPAPI, Sway.FM doesn’t work on Windows anymore.
For playing local files I am using foobar2000. However due to the fact the OS X partition is Read-Only under Windows, I had to point it to my ~/Music directory and set the Album List display view to “by directory structure”.

Installing Japanese IME was smooth.
A click on the language switcher, then Language settings, and it was there. I had a lot more trouble fixing it into Windows XP.

Overall experience is smooth and neat. Let’s see if I can do anything with it. Moving on to Monday!

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