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 oGALAXYo on Tue 18th Mar 2003 13:58 UTC

For those who think that GNOME is consistent, looks clean and esthetical. You probably have skipped or ignored my UI review that I made 2 days before official GNOME 2.2 release. None of these issues have been solved or paid attention to. You can read the review here:

http://www.gnome.org/~chrisime/random/ui/

Some of the points I brought up such as the Toolbar issue are said to be solved with a new Toolbarcode from LibEGG which soon replaces the other Toolbars (all the old code is getting wrapped). But pay attention to the other issues there. Some people also worked to fix the Toolbar issues in the various old Toolbarcodes which are spread over the GNOME libraries, they are on bugzilla for various weeks now and instead applying the obvious fixes they still discuss wether this makes sense or not. All in all from esthetical standpoint I find GNOME very unpleasing to use. But that's what one has to expect when unprofessionals are working on serious Environments and talk about corporations and business customers in the same sentence. KDE is a bit undervalued in this review (no doubt) but GNOME deserved that place.