"Most comparisons of the KDE and GNOME desktops focus on
usability and productivity apps. However, they often neglect what
might be called the leisure apps -- specifically, those used for
image and music management.
"But in the modern online culture, these leisure apps are often
as important to users as any other aspect of the desktop. For many,
especially at home, they are probably more important than a word
processor or spreadsheet.
"In KDE, photo management is generally handled by DigiKam, and
music by Amarok. In GNOME, F-Spot is used most often for photos,
while traditionally Rhythmbox has been used for music.
"More recently, however, GNOME-based distributions like Ubuntu
are discussing the replacement of Rhythmbox by Banshee, a more