Well, it has been over a year since I made the move to the Gnome Desktop. I was not happy happy with KDE 4 and ended up dumping it. I thought the KDE Developers were crazy for making too many innovations. It was too buggy and took a lot of resources to run it.
Now KDE 4.2 is available and I am hearing a lot of good praises. Tony(saigonlinux) runs it on openSUSE and gave me a demonstration last Thursday. I was very impressed. As a former KDE user 5 years, I decided that I will give it a try this week.
Currently I am running the Gnome Desktop on my Arch Linux desktop. The Arch Linux developers are well known for their stable packages and sure enough KDE 4.2 was available. Tomorrow I plan to make the switch for a couple days to see how I like KDE 4.2.
Don’t get me wrong, the Gnome desktop is nice but I find myself prefering KDE applications over Gnome (k3b, kaffeine, amarok, etc.). Pidgin is nice but I really prefer Kopete. The list goes on and on. It is just a preference thing.
I will let you guys know what happens.
(KDE 4.2 Desktop – Source: KDE)