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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Arent you forgetting things ?
by Dopey on Tue 18th Mar 2003 03:26 UTC

First off nice on avoiding marios comments about comparing de's as that in itself would make most of what u put down nix de's obsolete.

RIght other things u forgot to mention the single most useful thing that slaps windows silly. Multiple desktops something both gnome and kde have supported for years and what mac osx supports and from what i seen longhorn will more than likely have. This feature alone is awesome.

It seemed you could not find one nice thing to say about kde or gnome without instantly going into some sort of bashing most of what u said i was just thinking wtf ? no seriously.. u sure u were using kde 3.1.
speed wise is awesome.
Also u mention bluecurve default for gnome in rh8 but thats also default for rh8 and kde. yet u only mention keramik.

Lets see changing themes with xp . Yeah 3 different themes but to get more u have to get a third part app which is shite.

I do agree changing resolutions etc.. should be in the de's on nix no doubt. And i would rate them down quite a lot for that.

As for unstableness of kde / konqueror. maybe 3.0. Not 3.1 sorry thats just wrong.
SOme things justs didnt make sence.

Yes linux wm still have a lot of maturing but the bloat u so frequently threw at it because u couldnt be arsed with a valid criticism was just bullshit.

Sorry to say it as far as responsiveness goes kde has been good.. It got vast speed improvements from 3 to 3.1.

Lovely u talk about registry for microsoft, nice having to go through that to configure simple things that u cant see. WHen u have kcontrol which configures everything to do with kde right there and u call it bloat ? bullshit right now im on 3.1.1 and damn its slick. It has everything i need. No one else can compare but u knock off points for bloat. Im sure with win xp had as many features u would be praising it like mad.

Last thing i have devils own winxp installed when i was testing it explorer does tend to crash. However i have seen it rarely take down the whole system. Which is good.

I am only comparing kde / gnome and windows aint used the rest so dont have a right to say anything about how good / bad they are.

Yes my comments are biased
http://slicker.sourceforge.net/
ahh yeah now we are talking.
http://slicker.sourceforge.net/screen-real-applets.php

but no doubt you would see this project not as an innovative idea but as bloat.