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From GNOME to KDE and Back Again: Old Computing Habits are Hard to Break

Mar 22, 2008, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?

"A significant barrier to Linux adoption is a natural human resistance to change. The vast majority of the world's computer users are now used to the Windows XP desktop and are not eager to give up something that works reasonably well for them in favor of something new, whether that 'something' is Linux or Microsoft's own Windows Vista..."

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