"Over the years, I've grown quite fond of KDE for my Linux
desktops. To me, it offered the right combination of ease of use
and access to Linux's power-user resources. Now, though, one of the
forthcoming changes in KDE 4.1 is already annoying me and it's
barely in beta.
"Aaron Aseigo, a major KDE developer, has decided that KDE will
no longer use desktop icons. Pardon me? One of the other things I
liked about KDE, as opposed to GNOME, is that it let me have the
desktop my way. GNOME has a very clear idea of what makes up the
ideal desktop. It's just not my ideal desktop. I really resent KDE
'telling' me what my desktop should be. If I wanted that kind of
attitude, I'd be a GNOME user..."