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: Re: Dearest Jay
by Jay on Tue 18th Mar 2003 23:54 UTC

I appreciated your post very much. The thing is, I think people see Eugenia as being static and unbending, but I have, in fact, seen her opinions change over the course of time, as she, like any of us, sees more, uses more and learns more about different OSes. I know her current choice of XP Pro is not an idle choice - it is based on her own user experience. I also know she couldn't care less what Microsoft thinks. She always calls them as she sees them, no matter what.

In some ways, I too was surprised the KDE and Gnome received less attention. In my own post, I pointed to KDE as a real up and comer. But, like I also said, it is different with Linux. When you look at the resources companies like Microsoft and Apple are pouring into their OSes and then see how things happen with OSS, it is hard to compare. But, there is no doubt that KDE and Gnome have come a long way.

The important thing is, when Eugenia writes an editorial or review, she isn't doing it as a platform for her opinions, but as a springboard for discussion. She does give her opinions - what kind of a Greek would she be if she didn't do that? But, they are not intended to be the focus of people's responses. I don't want to see 290 criticisms of Eugenia's opinions, I want to see 290 posts that reflect what those 290 people think - think about the issues, not about Eugenia's opinions.

@glanz: I am not responsible for your missed keystrokes :-)