Stuff I Wish was On Windows


  • GNOME

    Free Linux BSD Website

    I'm not a fan of the Windows UI. I mean, it works, and the 10 version has better (not more, just better) customization options than previous versions, but the whole thing manages to feel restrictive and inelegant to me.

    GNOME shell, on the other hand... or, foot, I guess...

    I know a lot of people were upset about the massive shift from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3, but I wasn't. I was in heaven. Although it could use easier customization options out of the box, the web interface for plugins is great, the core experience is simple and elegant, and I just love the damn thing. I wish I could replace Explorer with GNOME Shell. I'd do it in a heartbeat.

     

    GNOME icon
  • Midori

    Free Windows Linux Android BSD Xfce Website

    One of my favorite browsers, Midori is light, attractive, and stable. They recently did a major, from-the-ground-up overhaul that makes it even more appealing, but at the same time they removed the Windows build, so now I can only gaze longingly upon its streamlined form, awaiting the day it returns to Windows (the Website says soon, so fingers crossed). The Android version - which is in beta - leaves a bit to be desired, but the desktop version has always been great.

     

    Midori icon
  • GNOME Web

    Free Linux BSD Linux Mobile Website

    GNOME Web is a simple, elegant browser that gets out of your way and just lets you use the web. Although it doesn't have massive plugin support like Chrome-based browsers and Firefox, it has the stuff you really need for a web browser, keeping things simple and streamlined. Privacy oriented, open source, and able to put dedicated WebApps on your desktop, this is my #2 browser on any Linux or BSD box I use. I'd love a Windows version.

     

    GNOME Web icon

I'll just keep adding to this list as I find more and more stuff I wish I could have while I'm stuck in the Windows ecosystem, waiting for Linux (or, even better, FreeBSD) to catch up as a gaming platform.



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