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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Konqueror bloat? General feedback on the review.
by sindre on Tue 18th Mar 2003 16:15 UTC

Someone mentioned konqueror being bloated. I don't think konqueror's many features slows it down much, since konqueror is modular. Meaning it loads the needed module when it's requested. For me konqueror is the trap that makes it really hard to use any other DE than KDE. (Yes I realise I can use konqueror outside KDE, but then I wouls have to load tons of extra libraries, which I don't want to). I'm addicted to many of konqueror's excellent features.

Looking at the review it seems that some of the good/bad points being made for each DE, could well apply for some of the other ones too, making them a bit wothless. Also I think it's totally unfair to rate KDE's consistancy, looking at non-KDE applications.

I would have installed the linux DEs on a distrobution which favours none of them, e.g Gentoo (if I was to publish a review).

Seems you found out you like Windows XP best, but I don't think you really found out why. I sure don't know why.