ZDNET UK: 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.”

“In fact, two user interfaces for Linux can be configured today
to look similar to a Mac or Windows desktop, with a few minor
dislocations: the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and Gnu Network
Object Model Environment (Gnome). “I would say the average Windows
user could switch easily to Gnome,” said Gnome developer Seth Alves
in San Francisco.”