InfoWorld: LinuxWorld: The look and feel of Linux

“Linux is the fastest-growing server system, according to recent
figures from industry analyst International Data Corp., which
raises the question of whether the operating system will be able to
expand its role onto the desktop as well.”

“Given the proven reliability of Linux and its $0 price tag,
that prospect is under active consideration in many companies. But
an information systems manager trying to equip his desktops with
Linux must still research three or four user interfaces, all of
them works in progress through dozens — sometimes hundreds — of
open source code developers. In many ways, the Linux GUI is typical
of the operating system itself, configurable to a hundred different
needs — but that’s not necessarily what the average Macintosh or
Windows user wants.”