Linux.com: Your Desktop, Your ControlNov 27, 1999, 17:48 (0 Talkback[s])
"One of the features that has made linux so popular is how you have complete control over your system. You make things happen the way you want them to, when you want, and this is no different with the desktop aspect. The GUI interface to linux follows the same rule, letting the user create the look and feel of their desktop."
"This is a big issue for the majority of linux users. If we wanted to use something that was made for us to not change or modify, we would be using an operating system from Redmond that will go unnamed. But we don't, so we are free to design, create, and use whatever we can and desire."
"This includes desktop environments, window managers, applications, and themes, all of which we are free to roam in using. Starting with desktop environments, we have the two most frequently used ones, GNOME and KDE. While there are others available, I am going over these two because I feel that they are the most popular and widely used ones."