[RFC+PATCH] xp-like fast switching

Tim Jansen tim at tjansen.de
Tue Sep 24 19:19:44 BST 2002

On Tuesday 24 September 2002 18:30, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
> I am also not an MS lover...  I just find it offensive that we strive to
> copy MS at everything they do, and then push it off on the users, saying
> they wanted it. 

I don't want to generalize that everything that MS does is good, but in the 
last releases they identified a number valid problems that users have, and 
solved them very well IMHO. Fast user switching is one of them, Remote 
Assistance another one.

> I think you should spend an afternoon playing with this feature on XP
> before you try to copy it.  There are many nuances that are missed by
> screenshots and press releases.

If you happen to have a Windows computer with a fast connection near you, 
watch the "Developing for a Windows XP Multi-User PC" presentation here:

It explains how MS implemented the feature and what you need to take care for 
then developing (Window) apps in a multi-user envorinment.


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