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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waho 2.6
by Glenn Sweeney on Tue 18th Mar 2003 10:23 UTC

So you admit that the OS'es are different? Thanks for proving my point.

And thanks for ignoring mine that Terminal server and XP home are pretty much the same OS. I dont see many useual apps for a PDA, u usualy want to run specialised smaller apps which u then compile for it. Exactly the same as CE .. good thing about windows is useually u dont need to recompile except for CE. (Making it the only time its as much hassle as linux)

About DX, its got a standard for pixel and vertex shaders.. unlike open gl. If u want to use the advanced features of the latest cards u write them specifically for that card. DX provides a layer so u can come a lot closer to writing the pixel and vertex shaders once. If u really want u can code directly for the card anyway i believe. DX is obviously better, providing a common framework AND the ability to utilise the newest features. Dont call the vendor specific enhancments part of opengl.

The "pros" used to use opengl cause it was made for modelling and rendering not gaming, nowdays ppl write games in 3dsmax with direct support for directx. It depends on what your aiming for. DX supports way more features then opengl (without vendor specific addons) and as i pointed out there is DirectPlay and many other parts to DX that arent on any other platform.

None of these are as good as DirectMusic and DirectSound"
How do you know?

Because im a programmer and have programmed both. How do u not know? havent u looked?

As an IT lecturer once told me "the great thing about standards is theres always so many to chose from".. just think about it for a bit.. just look at the state of linux audio apps .. maybe then youll understand. So far u dont have a "winner" so linux has many problems.

I wouldnt say i raved about remote desktop i just mentioned it. Ive used X for over 10 years.. i know what it does.

Appears to be faster on the desktop .. lol i like that .. so when apps run popup and swap faster its just in the appearnce.. not the real performance.

Linux wins some brute force benchmarks but not real world transaction etc type benchmarks.

Windows wins on the desktop .. and on the REAL server benchmarks.

These huge benifits of 2.6 are pretty much the things that hve been in windows for quite a while now.. start naming the things that windows dosent have.. U dont have to use explorer.. but its so fast the exploere replacements keep dying because nobody wants them.