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These are the daemons I use (from memory, as I am on OSX atm): network acpid portmap fam dbus hal gdm. Also, I try to not use many gnome-panel applets cause these are the killer. That "50 MB" of RAM is the initial starting point after a clean boot. In fact, on my other user account where I use even fewer gnome-panel applets and a single gnome-panel, the system starts up at 48 MBs of RAM (and remember, that's with gnome-system-monitor loaded. G-s-m itself takes away quite a few MBs of RAM).
Please note that these numbers are from a 128 MB laptop (which I put on sale on Craigslist the other day: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/sys/176423192.html ;-). On a machine with more memory it's very possible to get different numbers for the same kind of configuration because the kernel would use there more cache/buffers. Edited 2006-07-03 03:31