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 Stable?
by tom on Tue 18th Mar 2003 08:14 UTC

I'm running both XP and OSX. I use XP for almost nothing, but still need to restart about once a day. I don't remember the last time I restarted my mac. I find that any speed advantage in XP is negated by its' tendency to hang for incredibly long periods of time. I find that internet explorer, in particular, crashes constantly.

Hardware: 667 Mhz PIII deskop w/ 512 MB ram
600 Mhz G3 iBook w/ 384 MB ram

I'm a CS major, and yet I still found setting up my windows network painful. The only computer that could see anything else on the network was the mac, which could see both PCs, no problem. Meanwhile both PCs were busy trying to create their own network while refusing to join the existing one. Only by doing a complete windows reinstall did it sort itself out.