fakedsysadmin - 9:51 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 1:17 am (utc) on Mar 9, 2010]
Gnome is a free and open source windows manager and is very popular. My own personal preference is to use a windows manager that has the same sort of look and feel to a Windows based system. For this reason I installed the KDE environment [kde.org...] KDE is another great example of a windows manager.
Linux lost the desktop wars to Windows and Macintosh, period.
Mainstream computer users that just want to get their work done won't switch to Linux. This is a fact with Windows when users compare the prices of brand new PCs fully loaded with Microsoft Office vs the prices of PCs to be used with Linux.
In regard to office apps, mainstream computers in the business world won't accept anything else than Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
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[edited by: tedster at 1:17 am (utc) on Mar 9, 2010]