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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No surprise here
by ac on Tue 18th Mar 2003 13:57 UTC

Anyone who has read Eugenia on OSNews more than twice knows that she is infatuated with Windows XP. She used to be hung up on BeOS, but apparently she has noticed that BeOS was a failure and has died.

All of Eugenia's "unbiased" reviews have the same outcome: Linux, KDE and GNOME suck because they don't follow her personal preferences; OS X sucks but less than Linux; XP has minor flaws, but overall is absolutely dreamy.

For me, XP is an ugly kludge, suitable only for computer newbies and Aunt Tillie. I cannot understand why people get the idiotic idea that one DE is going to be right for everybody - CHOICE IS GOOD. Anything (Windows XP, BeOS) that satisfies Eugenia's ideas about DE design is going to feel like a child's toy to a poweruser who is happy with KDE.