1) Are you talking about programs that startup when you login to KDE? Or when you start Linux?
and the programs that startup when you log into KDE are there...
I cant remember the startup scheme for Mandy, I'll have to look that up in my pile of "papers o' Linux"
2) Background programs that are currently running......open a console and type :you should see something like this:
of course it wont be THAT short, but you get the idea. Notice the first 2 columns. you have your UID (user id) and PID (process id). To close a hung program (or process) such as Opera, Netscape, XMMS, etc. type this
UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
root 1 0 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:04 init 
root 2 1 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:05 [keventd]
root 3 1 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:00 [kapm-idled]
root 4 0 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
root 5 0 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:55 [kswapd]
moron 6 2 0 Feb21 ? 00:00:42 xmms
If youíre not sure what the process is or does, I donít recommend killing it.
3) Ill send you a list of commands later this evening
4) Iím not a gamer, I just play alot. Iím sure one of the other geniuses will explain WINE later