众所周知，Linux 的创始人 Linus Torvalds 是一个 KDE 用户。先前，Linus 不仅推荐大家使用 KDE，而且对 GNOME 提出过批评。但在最近接受 ComputerWorld 的访问时，Linus 却称 KDE 4 既糟糕又失败，并从 KDE 转到了 GNOME。
以下为来自 ComputerWorld 访问的部分内容：
“I used to be a KDE user. I thought KDE 4.0 was such a disaster I switched to GNOME. I hate the fact that my right button doesn't do what I want it to do. But the whole "break everything" model is painful for users and they can choose to use something else.
I realise the reason for the 4.0 release, but I think they did it badly. They did so may changes it was a half-baked release. It may turn out to be the right decision in the end and I will re-try KDE, but I suspect I'm not the only person they lost.”