I'm thinking of purchasing a computer for one of my relatives who is smart but not computer-literate. I want to make their experience as user-friendly and complete as possible. I used to use KDE 3.1, and then switched to GNOME 2.4, which I'm using right now.
However, even though I've used both environments (and IceWM/GNUstep ::not fun:
, I'm not sure if GNOME or KDE would be better for novices. Which would be best, in your opinion?