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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re: speed test
by dwilson on Tue 18th Mar 2003 08:04 UTC

It seems like that KDE and GNOME are having some kind of "speed cap"..... :/

I don't think that is the issue. I think the reason Windows XP ran so much better on your faster machine is because it is very memory hungery. Your 1GB of ram keeps XP healthy and happy. KDE and Gnome (and the linux underneatht them) aren't so memory hungry. Xp is proven to perform crappy on machines without much memory, so on your lower end machine (you didn't say ram, I am guessing 128-256), Xp wasn't pleased. Linux on the other hand didn't mind the change so much, thus KDE and Gnome operated more consistently.