KDE Perceived Quality Survey (PESQUS)
illissius at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 18:20:27 GMT 2005
Well... as I am using Gentoo + KDE CVS, I think I will decline to take
this survey :).
On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:21:57 -0500, Larry Howe <larry.howe at comjet.com> wrote:
> Dear HASE,
> I took your survey, and I have a few comments. First of all, it's good to know
> that KDE is well enough recognized to be the subject of a survey. I'm a
> little bit disappointed, though, because all the questions are about
> crashing, freezing, and data loss. Maybe it's because I use the pre-packaged
> Suse version and I don't bother with patches, but I have never had these
> problems. I do remember one occasion where I had a runaway KDE process, but
> all I had to do was kill it and continue. I've been using KDE at home and at
> work, 7 days per week, for the last 1.5 years. My PC at work has been up,
> with KDE running, for over 70 days, without a reboot. That is better than a
> lot of the Windows servers in our data center.
> What I would really like to see in a survey is all the incredible capabilities
> of KDE. My main PC at home is in our playroom where my kids use it to surf
> the web, do email, and play games. They have the TV on right now, so I am
> upstairs, using a remote KDE desktop over my wireless network. The desktop
> gives me the exact environment that I would have if I were sitting at the PC.
> I'm displaying it on an 8 year old laptop, which has plenty of power for the
> job since it only needs to handle the keyboard, mouse, and screen.
> Speaking of data loss, one time the battery on this laptop died in the middle
> of a session. When I got it plugged in and reconnected to the main PC, my
> entire session was saved. I did not lose even one keystroke of the document I
> was working on.
> I'm not one to slam Microsoft unnecessarily, but when their website says that
> Remote Desktop is available "only in Win XP Professional", I beg to differ.
> Oh by the way, I also use Linux at work to call up remote XP desktops, since
> Linux is compatible with the MS remote desktop protocol.
> I could go on and on, but you get the idea. I realize that you have to start
> somewhere and so perhaps that is why your survey is primarily about extreme
> scenarios. If you ever have the time to expand this out into feature
> comparisons or whatnot, I would be glad to participate. Since I use both KDE
> and Windows, where do I go to give my comparative opinions on Windows?
> Larry Howe
> On Saturday 15 January 2005 10:27, Human Aspects of Software Engineering
> > Dear KDE Users and Developers:
> > We are conducting empirical research on the quality and interface aspects
> > of various open-source and proprietary software. As the first stage of this
> > research, we are investigating the quality of the KDE desktop software as
> > perceived by its users. For this purpose, we have created a short survey.
> > We would highly appreciate it if you could follow the link below and fill
> > out this survey:
> > http://www.umbc.edu/hase/kdesurvey.html
> > Many thanks for your help.
> > HASE
> > HUMAN ASPECTS of SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
> > INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT, UMBC
> > hase at umbc.edu
> > All HASE surveys are reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review
> > Board of UMBC.
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