Fisrt of all I am a Windows developer guy but really like Linux. On Windows, Visual Studio provides an excellent IDE for C and C++ development. The only other IDE and toolkit I like is the Qt SDK and I've used it a bit on Windows.
I currently run Linux in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7 so that I can mess around with it fearlessly. I have a KDE-based Kubuntu 11, which is quite heavy. I also have an Xfce-based Xubuntu 11 VM (which I like) and Linux Mint 11.
I want to delete the Kubuntu VM but KDE is based on Qt, and the other distros I have use gnome/GTK+. Would Qt on a Gnome-based distro be any different than using it on a KDE-based distro?