"Open source software, especially Gnome, has really matured
lately, to the point where it finally cuts it as a primary desktop.
I have been on Linux exclusively, both laptop and desktop, for more
than a year. Redhat 9 with Ximian Desktop 2 provides a rich,
feature filled, and beautifully rendered desktop that ably competes
with Windows and OSX.
"Gnome is clean and with a great eye towards usability. Don't
get me wrong, I certainly think KDE has more than a few things
going for it but I get along better with the less is more ideals
that Gnome embodies. On occasion though, less really is less, after
lots and lots of searching, toiling in Gconf and googling like mad,
here are 10 of handiest, most useful, can't live without Gnome tips
and tricks. Mostly subtle changes, they make desktop life with
Gnome more productive, more efficient and more fun...!"