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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XP usability problems
by tuttle on Tue 18th Mar 2003 08:03 UTC

One huge problem with XP is not the UI, but the fact that it uses locking with each file operation per default. For example, you can not move a folder full of mp3s while it is playing, you can not move a text document while in use, you can not do a backup while applications are running, etc.

This is not really a problem with the UI, but it makes using Windows much harder and more cumbersome. In linux there is only locking if the app asks for it. One should think that this leads to huge consistency problems, but I never had problems with it.

Why was this not mentioned? Am I the only one who thinks this sucks?