Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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Definite Comparison?
by C. Evans on Mon 17th Mar 2003 23:17 UTC

On the contrary, this seems to be the least definite comparison I have ever read.

Take for example, the section on speed and UI performance. The writer does not take a particular machine as a reference for testing, and instead compares experiences on a wide variety of machines. Absurd claims arise from this, such as "even the smallest Gnome application (e.g. calculator) is slower to load than the big and fat Blender." Gnome-calculator on a 533 Mhz Celeron might take longer to start than Blender on an SGI, but who cares?

It would take a very long comment to identify all of the absurd claims in this article. Overall, its entire basis of judging seems to be on the writer's likes and dislikes (such as I don't like C, thus Gnome has a bad programming framework).