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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RE: Definite Comparison?
by Wibble on Tue 18th Mar 2003 16:58 UTC

> It would take a very long comment to identify all of the
> absurd claims in this article. Overall, its entire basis
> of judging seems to be on the writer's likes and dislikes
> (such as I don't like C, thus Gnome has a bad programming
> framework).

I think a more hilarious fact was that Eugenia said good things about the Win32 API and MFC (an extremely shoddy and thin c++ wrapper for the Win32 API), but slated GTK+ because, amoungst other reasons, it is C based. The Win32 API is the _classic_ C based API. It makes the whole statement seem very badly thought out, or at the very least naive. The Win32 API is not just a 'steep learning curve' it's actually extremely ugly, inconsistent and has too much legacy and not enough elegance. I program it daily, believe me, I hate it with avengence.