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 rocks
by Glenn Sweeney on Tue 18th Mar 2003 08:58 UTC

Man XP so works for me .. no wasting around with stupid graphical fx, no "unix" underneith to confuse issues with the host OS.

XP has COM (how else does 1 program support communication with a program not yet even written)
XP has WDM audio and video subsystem (think coreaudio for video .. ie download the DX sdk and run "jukebox" then click load in filter graph)
XP is completely accessable from keyboard.. or mouse.. all its widgets were designed this way (unlike Mac)
XP is multithreaded and has been for years (Even 98 is multithreaded yet OSX finder only just got there)
XP dosent need 2 processors just to go at a resonable speed (p2 200 works great at work with it)
XP supports remote desktop all the way up to terminal server systems.
XP contains no Open Source components not written by microsoft, yet many Open source programmes work on windows if u want them.
XP runs DOS programs, win 3.1 programs win 95 programs win 98 programms win NT programms win 2000 programs.. all almost without fail.
XP has DX8 and soon 9 (Mac and linux have NOTHING as comprehensive dont kid they dont)
XP is scalable from CE to the Nasdaq

This is the tip of the iceburg.. Windows is the technology leader and OSX and linux are playing catch up.