InfoWorld: Linux on desktop to get interfaces, apps, objects

“Efforts are under way by numerous vendors to mend some of
Linux’s user-unfriendly attributes.”

“While Linux as a server operating system is getting high praise
and backing from major hardware OEMs and independent software
vendors, Linux as a desktop OS appears to need more work. (See
related article, this page.) But improvements are being made in
areas such as interfaces, applications, and installation.”

“K Desktop Environment (KDE), an international non-profit
organization that promotes Linux for the desktop, currently offers
a Windows-like user interface for Linux as does another Linux-based
organization called the GNU Network Object Model Environment, or
GNOME, which is packaging its GNOME interface for desktop

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