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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W2K
by stopdabombing on Tue 18th Mar 2003 02:21 UTC

I know Eugenia had to go for the "current" iteration of software, but I had a secret hope she'd include Win2K in the comparison - it was/is different enough from XP, yet current enough to make for an interesting comparison.

XP and OSX (mostly) are mature, meanwhile, Gnome and KDE are "a work in progress", and it shows. Linus said linux would not be desktop-ready until 2006, which means we are still 3 years away - a lot can change... of course, at that point Longhorn will be out, BeOS updated, and Gnome & KDE probaby still a work in progress (though usable, while today it is not ready to be a 100% Windows/Apple substitution for the masses).