Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 02:42 UTC
Linux It's been over a year since the last time I reviewed (1, 2) the Linux distribution that I use most of the time, Arch Linux. Since then, while the distro-specific innovations have slowed a bit down, maturity and stability has emerged.
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RE: GNOME at 50MB?
by Eugenia on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 03:22 UTC in reply to "GNOME at 50MB?"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

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

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RE[2]: GNOME at 50MB?
by jackson on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 03:35 in reply to "RE: GNOME at 50MB?"
jackson Member since:
2005-06-29

Interesting. I have: (syslog-ng network portmap fam crond gpm dbus hal alsa nvidia sshd cups) and not too many extra applets (system monitor and weather plus the regular ones by default) and my mem usage is closer to 100MB. This is on a P4 with 1GB of RAM.

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RE[3]: GNOME at 50MB?
by Eugenia on Mon 3rd Jul 2006 03:40 in reply to "RE[2]: GNOME at 50MB?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Cups uses quite some memory and the fact that you have 1 GB of RAM already, gives the "green light" to the kernel to use more cache/buffers as required.

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