From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 31, 2008 04:57 AM
I personally use Gnome. I tried KDE, but it seemed way too Windows-like and less intuitive than Gnome to me. I might just naturally be better suited to two bars as in Gnome, however. I used Windows for half my life, but after using Gnome for 6 months, I can't see how I ever got by with a single bar on the bottom.
I can't stand KDEs obsession with fading things out and gradients either...
As for menus, I like Gnome's multiple menus. Launching I use a keyword launcher (Gnome Do, Katapult, Launchy) on any platform, so muscle memory is helped in that way.
I think that the main point of the article is that Familiarity is nice, but not required. Sometimes things are just better for some people.