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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XP wins???
by Kristof Polleunis on Tue 18th Mar 2003 01:00 UTC

Well I still have PIII 450 mhz 256ram I can assure you windows XP is slow! It's so bloated, windows 98 was flying on this machine, so was windows NT. Apart for the eyecandy and stability issue, I don't find it so different from the older windows versions but yet it's so much slower and bigger.

BeOS was just flying and it was relatively stable in a time windows was crashing every 3 minutes. Ok some apps crashed and took down tracker but that was more due to bad apps rather than BeOS.

I windows XP I still need to reboot to get software installed, that not a userfriendly experience is it. A good desktop should be responsive even with my hardware if not it's bloated.

However I do admit XP is the most stable OS I ever used