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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Unbelievable
by george on Tue 18th Mar 2003 16:02 UTC

Simply unbelievable. Living in a college dorm between two of our student network techs I get to hear their complaints. XP is not well loved. One has wiped it for a Win2k install. Gamers especially dislike the latency tradeoffs (framerate up, sound down to the point some games aren't playable). And I just opened Kcalc, and it opens faster than any single app I run on Win2k (disclaimer: Mandrake 9.1rc2, so I'm compiled for 586). Most *everything* is more responsive under linux than MS (although BeOS does well here too). I clicked on a folder on my desktop and there it was open. No having to watch the little sandglass. If MS wasn't slow, and ugly, and dumbed down (try to search for "regression" in excel, its not there...took two Physics Phds half an hour to find it as "line fitting"), then it could be in the running . Assuming you don't care to be bankrolling convicted criminal enterprise. Admittedly MS is everywhere (as are Fords or Chevys,) but when BMWs are *free* it is just unbelievable that people can suggest that the Ford looks better or handles better. It just doesn't. I mean not even. ROFL!