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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Thanks Eugenia
by Mario on Tue 18th Mar 2003 00:16 UTC

Good article overall, but i do think it could have benefited a lot from more reasearch on all of OSes compared. I know you tried not to be biased, but the reality is EVERYONE is a slightly biased, even if the person does not realize it.

I also think you were a little too harsh on KDE/GNOME, many of the issues you mentioned are not the fault of the DE's themselves, rather X11 and other toolkits. You we re comparing DE's so when you compare KDE to some other DE you should assume that every app is a KDE/QT app, the KDE developers have no power to make Motif, X11 etc apps all look like a KDE app. They also can't mask X11's speed problems problems. I hope you're catching on to waht I mean. If you were comparing OSes I would understand this, but you are comparing DE's. Therefore, if you compare GNOME to KDE you are comparing ONLY GNOEM APPS, CONFIG UTILITIES ETC. with KDE's counterparts and nothign else.