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 nils on Tue 18th Mar 2003 16:29 UTC

well i have read a lot of posts, and i agree that kde/gnome have there faults.Also with respect to the article a little more taught might have been put into the review of the desktops.As to the the font issue i think that with gnome and kde support for widget AA my eyes are alot less strained, I supposed this is a good thing.Gnome has some issue with stablilty but these will be worked out in no time.Kde well as i do not use this desktop for everyday use i am not qualified to comment on,but i have it install on my gentoo system along with fluxbox,xfce (can't think of the rest).enough about that... linux as as a desktop enviroment is here with kde 3.x and gnome 2.x and will get even better with time, where as with most other (DE) unless they radically change the direction of their development and design will not have any major innovation. And will be borrowing(stealing) more and more from kde/gnome to encorprate them into there design. With respect of X i think that yes it is big (not bloat) but for what it can do outweights the costs,also with the 4.3 version will see big improvments in the how X handles errors and such things.
ps. I am typing this from a college computer(win2k) and i must admit that the fonts suck big time in comparsion to Gnome 2.2 AA(they just looks better).
nils (linux only shop since 1999).