"We love GNOME. Sometime around 2.6 it started becoming really,
really damned good, and a lot faster and more responsive. All kinds
of nice things like Network Manager, the Nautilus CD burner and the
SFTP support popped up. It helps that most major Linux apps like
like Firefox, Evolution, GAIM, and OpenOffice use the same toolkit
and themes too. Obviously we're not alone either: Ubuntu, RHEL and
SuSE all use GNOME by default.