This is a decent comparison and contrast between GNOME and KDE. Right off
bat the author notes that GNOME is organised differently from MS-Windows.
This would be contrary to what we're told by the WinTrolls - that Linux XF
is just trying to imitate MS-Windows. This article is actually quite nice
to disgorge all that stale FUDge about Linux XF being overly complicated
and difficult to use.
"The GNOME desktop is organized a little bit differently from both KDE and
Windows. Besides the standard Taskbar-like Panel at the bottom of the
screen, by default you also have a toolbar across the top. This toolbar
gives you drop-down menus for program access, a listing (which you must
create) of Favorites, access to the GNOME Control Center and desktop
settings. On the right end of the toolbar is the GNOME Calendar: a
configurable clock at minimum, a Palm-accessible personal organizer if you
want it to be. You can also click an icon to log on to the GNOME Web site