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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by Elektro on Tue 18th Mar 2003 12:31 UTC

I personally think that KDE is the best environment but I also like Gnome. I cannot follow you in your assumption KDe was slow. I run KDE from CD (Knoppix) and it works fine. Especially the QT-Toolkit is the best structured GUI toolkit araound. Motif programs run but are not part of KDE. Another important factor is internationalization.

I prefer the control center. Settings of Windows are distributed.

I also prefer an editor with more options, what I dislike with KDE is that 3 editors are provided.

A Windows default desktoip is nothing worth.

The new start-menu of XP is garbage when you want to run your programs.

XP does not offer you 4 desktops.

KDE with Keramik and lightweight buttons - fantastic.

Don't run KDE-ripoff on RedHat or Lindows. That gives a bad impression.

Many apps don't follow guidelines yet. Sure, but would it be better if they ran on BeOS? It's the problem of the apps.