When it comes to productivity apps, Office is still clearly the market leader, and Microsoft is now also quickly iterating on its online apps for Office. When it comes to its competition with Google’s online productivity apps, though, it’s hard to figure out if Microsoft is feeling superior or threatened (or a bit of both).
One of the best productivity tools I had when I used Microsoft Windows was a collection of portable applications. I missed those tools when I migrated to Linux. Now several open source projects could make portable apps available to mainstream Linux users. Three websites are trying to create that functionality. But the efforts might need more work before they all perform well out of the box.
@EnochRootDidn't try that one. I tried VirtuaWin and goScreen. Thing is, not all Windows apps work well with virtual desktops. XPlorer2 Pro is one of them. Open it in one desktop and it appears in all.Yeah, even under Linux, I don't run that many apps, but it's nice to separate open apps on different desktops based on what I'm doing. I like to have
Dock is Cool, specially if you don’t like the default panel in your desktop (or if you just want an eye candy desktop).
In Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), a lot of users complained about the Unity Desktop (which is the default one) – the loss of productivity due to sudden changes, ease of use etc.