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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Decent Comparison
by Brendan Orr on Tue 18th Mar 2003 04:39 UTC

I like the comparison and fairness that you shown throughout the comparison (the results are another story ;) ). The main thing I would've done differently would be to judge the ui after modification are made instead of over the defaults. E.g. taking KDE's many themes into account instead of using Keramik as the basis for your judgement. I have not yet seen any bugs with KDE visually, (and I appollogize if someone asked this earlier), what version of Redhat are you using? Mosfet ( has many points on how Redhat 8.0 changes to KDE for the worst.

And remeber, usability, ui, and the internals isn't everything. For instance, many people use KDE/Gnome because it is open source (with OpenBeOS making a good steady progress).

Still, though, a good overview of DEs
just, my 2 pieces of copper