OSNews is featuring an interesting interview with David Faure, the French KDE developer who works for Mandrake, and whose code and contributions can be found in many core elements of KDE. In this article, David talks about KDE 3's enhancements and speed improvements, the future of KWord, Konqueror, the debugging tools under Linux, and even brushes on topics such as GNOME 2, .NET, MacOSX and Mozilla. "I do think that Linux will make it on the desktop. I think it has already made it to some desktops, and will continue to improve...
My own family is obviously the testing bed for this, I have my own usability labs in the persons of my wife, her sister and my parents.
I think that what is currently missing for non-technical users is better error reporting (e.g. sending errors to log files is not enough - any CUPS developer listening? ;), and more focus on stability everywhere - users should never ever have to face a crash."