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eWEEK: Linux Makes Inroads on Desktop

Apr 09, 2002, 16:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

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"For all its server room successes, Linux has found the mainstream corporate desktop a much harder nut to crack, and much of the blame belongs to usability issues. With a solid, configurable interface that should please Linux newbies and power users alike, Version 3.0 of the K Desktop Environment represents Linux's best shot yet at breaking out of the back office to gain ground on the desktop.

"KDE--as well as the GNU Network Object Model Environment, or GNOME, the other major Linux desktop environment?is layered onto X Window System and Linux in roughly the way that Windows 9x sat atop DOS. KDE 3.0 masks this complexity much more effectively than did previous versions, where simple operations such as cut and paste functioned unpredictably at times..."

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