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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OSes are tools
by CrackedButter on Tue 18th Mar 2003 12:43 UTC

Operating system maybe just "tools" BUT if i had a tool like a screw driver i would expect to use it as i please. Rather than the tool say "Sorry this nail is not compatible with your screw driver" and then on the flipside organistations are trying to further force "users" to buy their screws because you as a user of that screw driver can get your own because your friend has a device which stamps pieces of metal into new screws.

Bah i'd rather build my own screw driver (linux) or get somebody who offers me a screw driver that can do anything i want it to (Apple) unlike from the other guy who is limiting me to his nails for his screwdrivers (ms).

So they may be tools but its nice to have a favoutire one and then preach about how much better it is compared to others on the market.