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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Consistency
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Mar 2003 03:15 UTC

It's really not quite fair for Eugenia to judge KDE and GNOME on 'consistency' when you include other apps not written for its toolkit. Many people like myself use only KDE apps when using KDE, GTK when using, *box, Windowmaker, etc.

Also, since there are so many KDE apps, it's really quite easy to get away with running only KDE programs when using it. Based on a fair comparison, I think that the ranking should be KDE, BeOS, Windows (not all apps support theming even MS Office XP), Mac, GNOME.

KDE and Be apps all behave and look the same as each other.