"Nearly every year for the last decade I've heard some pundit or
vendor proclaim from the rooftops: This is the year of the Linux
desktop. Yet, year in and year out, the proclamations don't
"With the innovations in the release of KDE 4 (K Desktop
Environment) this week, the pundits are at it again. This time, one
could argue that KDE 4 is among the most advanced desktops--for any
operating system, let alone Linux.
"At the same time, GNOME, a rival open source desktop system,
has also made tremendous strides in recent years, and has become
the base of the two principal enterprise Linux desktop
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