Linus Torvalds asalnya adalah pengguna KDE, tetapi setelah beliau menggunakan versi 4.0 beliau mendapati ianya tidak stabil.
I used to be a KDE user. I thought KDE 4.0 was such a disaster I switched to GNOME. I hate the fact that my right button doesn’t do what I want it to do. But the whole “break everything” model is painful for users and they can choose to use something else.
I realise the reason for the 4.0 release, but I think they did it badly. They did so may changes it was a half-baked release. It may turn out to be the right decision in the end and I will re-try KDE, but I suspect I’m not the only person they lost.
I got the update through Fedora and there was a mismatch from KDE 3 to KDE 4.0. The desktop was not as functional and it was just a bad experience for me. I’ll revisit it when I reinstall the next machine which tends to be every six to eight months.
The GNOME people are talking about doing major surgery so it could also go the other way.
Ianya adalah benar kerana saya telahpun mencubanya pada OpenSuSE 11.1 dan didapati selalu crash apabila hendak menukar/edit taskbar bawah. Ianya juga berlaku pada OpenSuSE 11.0. Sekarang ini antaramuka OpenSuSE saya adalah GNOME.