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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It Doesn't Matter?
by Anonymous on Mon 17th Mar 2003 23:57 UTC

Eugenia says it doesn't matter whose fault it is for the problems she describes with KDE, many of which I have not experienced personally.

I think it matters. I am running a CVS copy of KDE circa pre-3.1 and I don't have any of the bugs she described. If Konqueror was so crashy, I wouldn't use it as my permanent browser. I have not seen any of the rendering bugs she describes with Keramik. And so on. She does make good points, but many of the problems she describe just aren't from the KDE I know.

There is no real description of her test system, but I'm guessing she is using Red Hat which is notorious for its bad treatment of KDE. Why not use a better KDE distribution such as SuSE or Mandrake? Of course to be fair you would have to compile everything properly and do the same with GNOME.

And btw if you compare Qt apps with KDE apps, it's much worse when you compare some of the horrendous GTK+ apps like the GIMP with GNOME apps.