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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gnome is b*tt ugly - Remote X is just slow
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Mar 2003 14:05 UTC

just look at the file open dialog - anything since 1995 on
windows beat it and in terms of functionality, you just type *.* in the file name field and it would not expand the wild card - that's worse than win3.0 IIRC

XP's RDP can play VCD (mpeg1 video) over a network and run MacOS emulation with a decent frame rate - doing similar things in X is either impossible or with an unusable performance.

if X, or XFree86's impl. of X is fast, why there is the need for the linux kernel patch to improve UI responsiveness ???