bernado wrote:For Amarok it is about 10 seconds until you hear the application working. I mean after 10 seconds the program beginns to start, so at least after 15-20 seconds its ready to use. But the more KDE apps I use, the slower becomes the whole system.
And talking about application. What is the default gnome music player or burning program or office program? Well there is no one !!
If the KDE apps are hogging up your system resources, here are a few gnome app alternatives I'd suggest trying:
1) Exaile - Basically developed to be the gnome version of amarok, as it even looks almost exactly the same. It should load up almost instantly. Some say it's not as polished and feature-rich...but it does everything I need it to...http://www.exaile.org/trac/wiki/Releases
2) Gnomebaker is a pretty good burning program...audio cds, data cds, data dvds, iso images
3) If you don't like OpenOffice, you can try AbiWord for word processing and Gnumeric for spreadsheets. I've found that OpenOffice offers the best in terms of compatibility w/ Microsoft Office however. Tip: OpenOffice launches much quicker if the quickstarter is enabled.
I personally enjoy Gnome, because it just feels cleaner to me...I know pretty much every application that's installed on my desktop...with KDE I felt like there were a million different apps that came installed on the base system and it felt too cluttered. Just my opinion...the KDE/Gnome debate is endless.