"Exhibiting steady improvement over previous versions, The GNOME
Project's GNOME 1.4 and KDE Project's KDE 2.1.1 each go a long way
toward making Linux a viable replacement for Windows on mainstream
corporate desktops. But neither desktop interface has yet reached
parity with the established players-pervasive support for features
such as cut and paste across the interface can still be
"eWEEK Labs found that KDE (K Desktop Environment) comes much
closer to delivering the sort of smooth interface that users have
come to expect from the Macintosh and Windows operating systems
than does GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment). In tests,
KDE delivered snappier and more polished performance than did GNOME
on the same hardware."
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