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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 oGALAXYo on Wed 19th Mar 2003 12:09 UTC

Listen, I'm not illiterate what Amiga concerns, you can still find me in some Paradox and Amiga channels on EFNET if you like.

Well for the library issue, I think you are missunderstanding something here. I only expressed what I know about GNOME not what I have cut out of my ass. The wrapped libraries I have talked about is acceptable because it only shows the cleanup process inside the code but it was worth to bring that issue up because it's simply true. You can read more about that on the february archive on of desktop development list.

The GConf windows registry approach is indeed retarded and plain idiotic. That's what we on Amiga have fighted and made jokes about for over one decade. I recall so many people saying 'Look at Windows registry how stupid this is, this can't beat our S: or ENV: directory' and indeed, I find more similarity with KDE's way of storing settings in the .kde/config dir than with GConf on GNOME and the various other places GNOME still stores configurations. I mean, simply have a look in your homedir if you know howto run 'ls -Al' from commandline and you will realize that I don't speak the untruth here.

From a programming view of point I'll take the libraries offered by Kickstart and Workbench over everything else. Not to mention that AmigaOS offered a reference manual since day 1 which was complete and usable. Not to mention all the books and writings related to Programming the Amiga from Hardware point, Library Point (System) and so on.

I can't find any equivalents of what was Amiga with what is GNOME today. I tend to say that Enlightenment comes closer to the Feel of an Amiga Workbench than GNOME.

Simply turn on a MacOSX and then GNOME and you see that GNOME has more in common with MAC than Amiga and it doesn't take much to understand this.