Clearly not only the start of Gnome, but the start of the Gnome/KDE wars too! :)On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> We want to develop a free and complete set of user friendly
> applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based
> entirely on free software:
IMHO this is a knee-jerk reaction to a nonexistent problem.
Best of luck doing this with GTK... it has a long ways to catch up
Personally, I have always ran Ubuntu with Gnome, but I run KDE and GTK apps interchangably. Besides, my new found love is OpenBox anyway!!
Here are a couple of screenshots of my current desktop setup: