Approximately two years after Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, stated that the GNOME environment "in striving to be simple, no longer does what [he] needs", has made the switch from KDE to GNOME.
KDE is a graphical user interface for the Linux/GNU operating system environment, it is best known for its functionality. Something which Linus once touted "confused" the "idiot" users of GNOME.
GNOME is also a graphical user interface, which is regarded as more minimalistic than KDE.
In an interview with Rodney Gedda of NetworkWorld, Linus states that the 4.0 release of KDE is what really pushed him towards using GNOME.
"I used to be a KDE user. I thought KDE 4.0 was such a disaster I switched to GNOME... The whole "break everything" model is painful for users and they can choose to use something else" Linus said regarding his switch.
All hope is not lost, the once very vocal KDE advocate has stated that while KDE made many half-baked changes in 4.0, it may be the best decision in the long run and he will not hesitate to try it once more.