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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I like the review
by Erwos on Tue 18th Mar 2003 03:26 UTC

And I'm not afraid to say so. I think it's pretty honest, if opinionated, and people shouldn't whine just because they don't like the results. No review is "impartial" - the reviewer's biases are always in play to some extent. At least we know Eugenia's up front.

stopdabombing: I think that GNOME's lack of configurability at the moment is more from the recent change to Metacity than any real decision to remove configurability totally. Still needs to be corrected, of course.

What both GNOME and KDE need to do is make sure the configurability they have do not devolve into the mess that KDE is currently. I'm sorry, oGALAXYo, but it's just impossible to say that KDE is not a horror to configure as a newbie as it is right now. Windows always seemed to get this right with a simple rule - put the simple stuff people usually alter on the top, and put the rest in an "advanced" screen with tabs. It's a _huge_ turn-off to see 50 options squished into one window. The only good thing that can be said is that RedHat 8.0 KDE has sensible defaults, meaning I don't usually need to wade into that stuff.

-Erwos