"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..."