"In many ways, that answer still holds, even if it's not
dramatic or very satisfying. Both GNOME and KDE are mature,
fully-featured desktops, and the two projects cooperate on common
interface standards via freedesktops.org, so the differences
between them are often minor. At best, the answer tends to be a
careful tallying of the balance sheet, with the victory going to
one side or the other on the basis of points rather than any
"More importantly, the most obvious difference between the two
major free desktops is philosophical. When KDE 4.0 was released,
the project showed itself willing to make revolutionary changes,
breaking with the past to such an extent that even backwards
compatibility was not guaranteed."
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