I think what you're thinking of is the ICL PC Quattro - which didn't run DOS, it ran Concurrent CP/M 86. I used to have one, and yes it did allow each terminal to run four different login screens - the system unit also allowed you to connect up to 4 separate terminal units. Had a colossal 10MB hard drive too - sadly it took up a lot of space and ended up being unceremoniously scrapped (into landfill too - before the days of even attempted recycling!).
I still have the original system floppies along with an original copy of SuperCalc 2 - never tried reading the disks since then though.
Eh? KDE is nothing like Windows 3.11, not even remotely. I'm assuming by 'completely new design' you mean the Unity interface used by Ubuntu? Or Gnome 3 (which seems to be drawing much hate). Gnome 1 was pretty similar in layout to KDE 1/2 - even Gnome 2 was similar in that way if I recall correctly, never really used Gnome much.
Totally agree, just compare RISC OS 2 or 3.1 to the equivalent Windows version in 1988 or so, Acorn was streets ahead. Still have a 200 mhz RISC PC sitting next to my desk, it's a nippy little beast boots in a few secs or so....
This was one of the things I REALLY felt lacking about DOS's CLI compared to the Beeb when I moved from a 128K BBC Master to a 286 PC back in 1991 - the ability to copy any character on the screen was just so intuitive - DOS felt clunky by comparison (it still does!).
I still have the Beeb in the loft while the 286 was long since consigned to the PC graveyard in the sky...
Not always true, I bought a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu from Dell in the UK a few months ago and it was Â£40 CHEAPER than the Windows version - plus I could spec it with 2GB memory which Microsofts licensing prevents Dell from doing with the Windows version (If I recall correctly).