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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Speed Test
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Mar 2003 03:22 UTC

After reading that article I did a small speed test. The 3 OSes are Windows XP Home w/Luna enabled, KDE 3.1 and GNOME 2.2
The OS at top is the fastest and the OS at bottom is the slowest
My 2.8GHz P4 (suprising) 1GB DDR333-
Windows XP
KDE 3.1 (I am SHOCKED)
GNOME 2.2
My 533MHz Celeron 256MB PC100 (as usual)-
KDE 3.1
GNOME 2.2
Windows XP
It seems like that KDE and GNOME are having some kind of "speed cap"..... :/