With the release of KDE 2.0 the bar has been moved higher, and GNOME is not sitting on it's hands. GNOME's new graphical shell, Eazel 1.0 is due out very soon, and Ximain (formerly Helixcode) is releasing Evolution and Red Carpet to the huddled masses in the very near future. It's going to rock to use GNOME this year. KDE has already released KDE 2.1, which is more of an internal upgrade than anything else, and are already planning their next big move. It's going to rock to use KDE this year, too.
Helping KDE grow into a business desktop environment has been one company's (or should I say Kompany's?) mission from the word go. That, of course, is theKompany.com. I recently had the pleasure of conducting a brief interview with Shawn Gordon, head of theKompany.com, to get his feel on the future of the Linux desktop.