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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re: Definite Comparison?
by Bill on Mon 17th Mar 2003 23:44 UTC

Wow. Couldn't agree more, C. Evans. Don't even know where to begin.

Gnome gets a 6.5 out of 10 for having poor icons??? And yet the guady play school / fisher price buttoned XP gets an 8?

And why are you complaining about Kicker not being able to resize like the Dock? It does do this, and I've been using this feature since 2.x, I believe.

In reality, though, one should use what one is most comfortable with. Complaining that KDE has so many features that the control center is bloated is downright silly. KDE is made by professionals and hobbyists, for professionals and hobbyists. People who have the time, patience, and desire to tinker with way too many settings.

And why BeOS is included is beyond me. A desktop that doesn't run on modern hardware (and for that matter, didn't even run on current hardware of the time) is not what I would call "still good"

But I'll just be labeled a troll, and possibly filed away as someone else who just "doesn't get it".

Bill