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Windows 7 Review � From a Free Software Activist

Sep 14, 2009, 13:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Visual customizability is okay. There are themes and colors to choose, the usual. KDE and GNOME both offer more visual customizability, but I don't really see this as a core function of an operating system (what ARE core OS functions these days?), so no complaints here.

"Functional customizability seems low all over on Win 7. You can't really get the system to behave like you want. Instead, you need to behave like the system wants. Contrast this with KDE's extensive configuration system where every little keyboard shortcut and fine nuances of window behavior can be tweaked until your eyeballs fall out. OS X is similarly weak in this area out of the box, but add-ons to tweak things can be installed. Doesn't count, though, I'm looking at out of the box functionality here."

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