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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write own de
by nick on Fri 21st Mar 2003 09:01 UTC

if one doesn't like any of the DE available, is it possible to write your own? and if so, how/what is needed?. . .or is this not the place to ask that, even though it is topic of desktop environments?

i use aqua on os x and find it works just fine for me. i use windows sparingly at work and when i do it makes my eyes hurt (that and it doesn't do what i want it to do the way i want it to do and makes sense to me. . .of course that could just be because i was not raised on the windows motif). and i have tried gnome and kde (still trying to figure out how to use others availabe under x11) and find them too-windozy for my taste. . .if i were to have time and talent is what is needed for a de to work/code req'd? or is it possible to look at some of the opensource one's available to figure that out? smile