A column at osOpinion suggests Linux needs to be a different experience than Windows, not a familiar one. "Gnome and KDE both are taking the wrong path. They are trying to build too much
into the desktop. In doing so, these UIs are getting slower, and are bringing bloatware
to Linux for all the wrong reasons.
One thing often said about Linux is that it performs well on older hardware. This
statement is true. It's Gnome and KDE that don't. This is not a good thing. Any
reasonable machine right now can perform basic computing tasks. Our desktop should
make sure this continues to be true."