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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I agree
by Ciprian on Mon 17th Mar 2003 23:49 UTC

All phylosophical issues aside I find XP to be the best overall Desktop experience in term of usability and merely "getting stuff done".
OSX is just slow IMO (I use it at work sometimes and I find it unresponsive and I don't really care about how "pretty" it is).
KDE and Gnome are good environments but I think they suffer from the different ways apps behave, there is a general lack of consistency. If I install a new app I never know exactly how it will look and behave.
I never tried BeOS....

Once again I think these issues ares omewhat subjective and your mileage might vary but I found myself agreeing with most of Eugenia's points.