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: the definite review, etc.
by Roberto on Mon 17th Mar 2003 23:50 UTC

Ok, let's go over the bugs reported in that old article regarding toolbars:

Number 1 (the side by side toolbars) is not what you are referring to here, I suppose. I will admit I can't do that.

Number 2 (the save dialog bookmark) is just that you don't get what a save dialog bookmark is. Sure, it's not an intuitive feature. Ignore it, and you get a less featuerful dialog, but surely less confusing to you. I don't think any other OS gives you that feature anyway. Perhaps that should have been counted in the features page?

Niumber 3: Can't reproduce it. Oh, did you add the buttons in the toolbar you removed them from, the khtml toolbar? Or you added them in the navigation toolbar, where they don't work?

Number 4: personal perference, as you said.

5 and 6 are not toolbar related.

So, why is this link given as a detailed explanation of the problems with toolbars in KDE 3.1? I have no idea.

BTW: a clear inconsistency in the rating method: you discount points in KDE's flexibility score for the problems it causes. But you also discount points for those problems in the consistency, bugs, and usability scores. That hardly looks like a reasonable scoring mechanism.