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None of those things have ever crossed my mind as a problem or even an annoyance in all my years of using windows.

As a longer windows user than Linux user I can tell you the reason why is because you were never given the option. Once I started using Linux full time and took the 5 minutes to set up hotkeys to my desires I found myself extremely annoyed going back to windows and having to do things their way or scurry the mouse around.
     
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As a longer windows user than Linux user I can tell you the reason why is because you were never given the option. Once I started using Linux full time and took the 5 minutes to set up hotkeys to my desires I found myself extremely annoyed going back to windows and having to do things their way or scurry the mouse around.

All the hot keys in the world currently don't make it a better platform for gamers
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All the hot keys in the world currently don't make it a better platform for gamers

There are trade-offs with everything.
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As a longer windows user than Linux user I can tell you the reason why is because you were never given the option. Once I started using Linux full time and took the 5 minutes to set up hotkeys to my desires I found myself extremely annoyed going back to windows and having to do things their way or scurry the mouse around.

I guess the reason I would never get annoyed about not having hotkeys switching workspace is that I have never desired to switch workspaces.
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As a longer windows user than Linux user I can tell you the reason why is because you were never given the option. Once I started using Linux full time and took the 5 minutes to set up hotkeys to my desires I found myself extremely annoyed going back to windows and having to do things their way or scurry the mouse around.
Emm, you can't have hotkeys in Windows? Pretty sure there's tons of software for that, AutoHotkey comes to mind. I use it to close windows with mouse wheel click.
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I think the hotkey reference is specific to switching workspaces. I have never used workspaces in windows, and never plan to, but maybe the new workspaces/virtual desktops they are touting in windows 10 will resolve this issue.
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It doesn't really make sense to have workspaces if you don't also provide good hotkeys for it. The only people who are likely to be interested in work spaces are power users. If you can't toggle a specific work space with a hotkey, it just isn't very useful. I write a lot of code on my linux laptop, and I always have at least two work spaces. If you can keep no more than two or three windows open in each work space, then you can toggle workspaces, atl-tab, and stay really productive on only one monitor.

Windows work spaces in windows 10 aren't all that bad. I really appreciate how you get a new instance of the task bar with each work space, which is not something I get on my current linux distro. The problem is that you can only cycle work spaces in really dumb ways. Either through the mouse and an all windows hotkey, or through the arrows keys, which mean you have to remove one hand from the home row or from you mouse in order to do it, and it isn't very convenient if you have a lot of works spaces and need to jump to a specific instance. For that reason I find work spaces in windows hardly worth using.

I did some research into creating custom hotkeys for work spaces in windows 10 and decided it wasn't worth it. The tool I found basically entailed learning a custom scripting language, and the ready made scripts others where using had some serious flaws due to the in_focus attribute not shifting correctly and other problems. This compared to my linux distro where I can specify a hot key and a terminal command to be executed by that hotkey from within a simple GUI. It is a world of difference.

Bottom line, if you want to use work spaces to stay productive, use a linux distro. They are infinitely better.
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Bottom line, if you want to use work spaces to stay productive, use a linux distro. They are infinitely better.

Assuming of course that the software you need to be productive can be used in Linux.
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Assuming of course that the software you need to be productive can be used in Linux.

True. But the software will only move to Linux if the market is there and the market will move only if the software is there....

As for the hotkey thing...my comment is that you don't need an extra program to set any hot keys and they can be set in a GUI in most DEs. It's the same as learning how to navigate Excel and do things in it without having to use the mouse. Crap gets done fast when you work that way.
     
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SteamOS handles software updates and drivers, automatically. It has all the necessary GPU and game controller drivers built-in. In fact, controller drivers appear to be built into the kernel. I tried a PS3 controller in Fedora 22 the other day, and it was plug and play. No extra drivers or third party software required. 

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