"I'd better start by admitting that I'm a fan of KDE. It's not
because it works like Windows, but for the quality of the tools
available. However, a GUI is just a way of doing something and I
think I've been a bit dismissive of the Gnome desktop up to now. I
read a few reviews of Ubuntu, looked at their web site and decided
to have a look. I wanted a general purpose (desktop) distribution
and an opportunity to get to know the Gnome utilities.
"They do a Live CD; you download and burn an ISO, put it in your
drive, reboot and voila! Instant Gnome in glorious brown..."