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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Sometimes People Suck
by Adam Scheinberg on Tue 18th Mar 2003 00:26 UTC

Leave it to a bunch of nerds on a website to pick a fight at every opportunity.

OSes are NOT striving to meet some tangible goal. They aren't competing for an elusive technology. They are trying to zero in on an experience that pleases the most people possible. I tell you now - there will never be an OS that pleases everyone every time. Someone will always dislike what they are using.

Eugenia's review, in my opinion, was pretty fair. I've definitely been known to tell Eugenia directly that I think she's wrong. In this case, a) I happen to agree with her lineup, despite the fact that I really like Gnome, and b) I think no matter what the result, there would be 50 people, 35 telling her she and her article suck and 15 telling those people to shut up.

I use XP every day, many hours a day, and it virtually NEVER crashes. Maybe 3 times since I've installed it back when Devil's Own first was released. But some idiot always insists it crashes after 30 seconds of uptime for them. Experience is different for everyone, and for each person, perception is reality.

If you have an opinion, please -- offer it like an educated adult. Don't criticize her work or her opinion.