Here’s is an interesting app that gives you OSX’s Exposé functionality, in Windows Vista. If you press F9, or swipe your mouse to the top left corner of the screen, you get to see all your windows side by side. You can then click which window you want and that will be the selected one. You can also customize what button or which corner is used.
A nice alternative to Flip3d and Alt + Tab. It is also open source in case you wanted to learn how its done or improve on it.
Note: I had to download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package to get it working.
I am trying really hard to keep an open/unbiased opinion on the Apple vs Microsoft debate. Going beyond their regular smearing ad campaigns, they have graduated to spamming peoples inboxes (mine included). Here’s an email I received on the 4th of February.
For my skeptical readers, I’d like to first point out that this email was definetely received from Apple, and not some third party. I can say this, because the images that make up the email, http://images.apple.com/chatterbox/us/2007/02/3906/img/ttl.gif and http://images.apple.com/chatterbox/us/2007/02/3906/img/mainimage.jpg are clearly off the apple.com servers.
Apple does have some very slick products, including OSX, the iPod and hopefully the iPhone soon. Why not show these off, instead of playing dirty with their competitors. I have watched a lot of videos on on10 and Channel9 and Microsoft employees very rarely (if ever) mention their competitors, let alone speak badly of them.
Sorry Steve, but I’ve already upgraded to Vista, its simpler, more secure and way more fun”. Not to mention it works with all my stuff like my printer, camera, xBox 360, home theater system and phone.
Doing some looking around on the subject I came to Paul Smith’s blog which had this rather humorous response…
Although I hate the Vista vs OSX debate, its hard for me to let this article slide, without being guilty of fueling it myself. lkahney at Cult of Mac has a write up on Vista running on a Mac. The synopsis is “[It] really flies on this beast, and feels like it’s faster than OS X – it boots faster, folders burst open and apps launch instantly.”
I know this won’t squash the which is better debate (even though it came from a Macblog) but if it convinces a few people to give Vista a chance, that’s good enough for me.