The future: GNOME 3 vs. KDE4
I've read a bit about KDE4 yesterday checking out some of community mock-ups and ideas for it and it seems there is a good chance KDE4 will indeed deliver the next generation desktop experience that may possibly go beyond what even OS X has to offer. Check out the KDE Appeal website to see the stuff that's already being worked on.
Being a GNOME user primarily these days however I was wondering about the future of GNOME and if it has something equivalent to KDE4 to offer. What I found is a slashdotted story (also commented on osnews) about the need to "fork" GNOME 3 as a special branch.
But all things considered it seems that KDE is pretty far beyond GNOME in planning a next generation version of its desktop environment. It seems like GNOME users couldn't expect any revolutionar changes anytime soon, unlike KDE users who are eagerly brainstorming and awaiting KDE4.
What do you think of this? I think this discussion could expand into a discussion on wether desktop as it is today really needs much improving (fundamentally). Do you think GNOME is best as it is and doesn't require any revolutionary changes? In that light what do you think about KDE4?