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: Glenn Sweeney
by Janne on Tue 18th Mar 2003 09:29 UTC

"XP is scalable from CE to the Nasdaq"X

Not quite. Windows CE (or Pocket PC or whatever) really has nothing to do with XP, apart from having word "Windows" in their name. And the XP you use is quite different from the server-editions (datacenter-server etc.). and FYI: NYSE recently migrated to Linux ;) .

Linux on the other hand... It's basically the same OS, regardless that is it running on a PDA (like Sharp Zaurus) or a mainframe. Windows on a PDA is completely different from Windows on a server.

"XP has DX8 and soon 9 (Mac and linux have NOTHING as comprehensive dont kid they dont)"

Linux has OpenGL. Direct3D has only recently started to approach OpenGL in features and functionality. As for sound, Linux has ALSA, OSS, OpenML, SDK...

"XP supports remote desktop all the way up to terminal server systems."

X has had that for years! I'm glad to see XP finally reached the level of functionality X has had for as long as anyone can remember.

"XP contains no Open Source components not written by microsoft, yet many Open source programmes work on windows if u want them."

Linux has no Windows-apps made by MS, yet many MS-programs work on Linux if you want them

"Windows is the technology leader and OSX and linux are playing catch up."

Heh, MS only recently got features that has been standard in Linux for years.