I'm not entirely new to Linux in general, have been using it for almost three years now, but previously, when I gave KDE a shot I found it very demanding and later on got to know, that it suffered from memory leaks in the past, maybe it still does, but with 12.04.2 i doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
I just gave Kubuntu 12.04.2 a shot again, via LiveUSB, and was quite impressed, I must say, with just up to 600 MB of RAM being used for the base system it's very nice and speedy with moderate amount of effects enabled.
The thing about the panel, that it has become an all-in-one pleases me the most. Adding launchers, setting the panel to intellihide, very useful.
The thing why I turned to Ubuntu Studio is that it contains most, if not all, artistic software, but despite my attempts at customizing it to my likings there's still something I'm missing and KDE, like I happened to find out, resolves this.
I would still need someone using KDE to provide answers to a few questions, since this is a completely foreign environment for me, like:
- what's KDE Wallet good for anyway and can it be easily uninstalled
- I saw GIMP only v2.6.* in Muon Software Center
- is it difficult to get apps I've been used to in Xubuntu / Ubuntu, like Quod Libet, since searching for them returned no results
Thanks for your time!