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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I rate like so...
by Trey on Sun 23rd Mar 2003 11:12 UTC

My personal ratings would be as follows:

KDE 3.1 - 9.0
- Fast, efficiant, doesn't get in my way, allows me change almost everything, not bloated (using apt-get install kdm kdebase kdelibs in debian sid)
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Windows XP - 6.5
- Slow, integration not consistant, bloated, only able to delete curtain apps via 3rd party applications
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MacOS X - 6.5
- Looks great, good integration, perhaps the slowest GUI I have used though
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Gnome 2.2 - 5.0
- I have yet to see a nice destop using Gnome 2.2, its slow, apps really don't seem to follow any UI rules.
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BeOS - Not applicable due to lack of experiance with OS...
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Although my ratings probably don't seem very unbiased, I assure you they are. I am currently using XP due to school needs, I use MacOS X alot at school, and used Gnome prior to 2.x ... Most of my system maintenence is done using the Terminal however, so perhaps that could be a reason KDE and Gnome got a bad rap in the article.

Its impossible to please everyone with any one UI, however KDE works best for me personally.