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 and user interface
by me on Tue 18th Mar 2003 08:04 UTC

XP has a most horrible user interface. If you launch two apps and start working in the first one that pops up your focus will be stolen by the other app when it pops up.

This is a serious error because it's the user who should control the machine not the other way around.

The same thing if you are trying to do something in a menu ( I think they fixed it on the Start-menu) and focus is stolen your menu disappears and you have to do it all over again.

I would also like to know what knowledge the reviewer has in engineering psychology / human performance and man - machine interaction.