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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The whole article is just a giant troll
by GldnBlls on Tue 18th Mar 2003 11:11 UTC

Basically, Eugenia has her opinions, and then set out to prove them, rather than the other way round. How else can you explain BeOS's inclusion, for example?

The bugs in Kongueror do not exist in the latest version of KDE - the fact that she obviously used KDE 3.0 proves that this was not a fair comparison. She presumably used RedHat 8 as well, which is well known for having introduced several bugs and inconsistancies into KDE.

On the subject of stability, GNOME applications fall over if I look at them the wrong way. I have also had problems with several WinXP apps - bearing in mind that Eugenia sees fit to include app bugs as DE bugs (eg konqueror), this should also bring XPs score down. But it didn't, did it?

I agree that Keramik is ugly, which is why I use the KDE 2 Default style, which I find much cleaner. The buttons in the kicker are too big by default, but it's trivial to make them smaller though.

I agree with other posters comments, you installed kdesdk, then complained when you get various sdk tools (cervisia) integrated into KDE. If you install stuff you don't want/need, don't turn round and blame somebody else when you see icons for stuff you don't want/need.

On the whole, I've seen several articles by Eugenia, and agreed with practically nothing she has ever said. Oh well.