Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[3]: Improvements
by tonny on Fri 27th Jan 2012 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Improvements"
tonny
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2011-12-22

Lightweight in memory consumption/ memory footprint/ how much KDE use the memory. Not the harddrive.

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RE[4]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Sat 28th Jan 2012 04:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Improvements"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Lightweight in memory consumption/ memory footprint/ how much KDE use the memory. Not the harddrive.


KDE4 runs sweetly on a netbook machine with 1GB RAM and a mere 900MHz CPU.

It will run OK on a machine with only 512GB RAM and, say, a 750MHz CPU, but I would not expect much on a lower spec machine.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium-III/TYPE-Pentium%20III~*~...

A system with the Pentium III (Coppermine) CPU, or anything after that, should be just fine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_III#Coppermine
"From December 1999 to May 2000, Intel released Pentium IIIs running at speeds of 750, 800, 850, 866, 900, 933 and 1000 MHz (1 GHz)."

Just to be safe ... use it on any desktop machine made in this millenium, but not the previous millenium.

Edited 2012-01-28 04:38 UTC

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RE[5]: Improvements
by tonny on Sat 28th Jan 2012 05:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Improvements"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

My KDE4 mem when booting to KDE 4.7.3 is 4xx MB. I'm afraid it'll not enough if it just 512MB mem (unless you kill akonadi & nepomuk). Barely usable. It'll run slowly cause then have to use swap space.

When you just have 512MB mem, when booting to KDE, Try to you open firefox with 4-6 tab, a couple of program and you'll run out of mem.

I really like KDE, but their mem footprint is worse with each release. Memory's cheaper now doesn't meant KDE have to throw all the memory they can use.

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RE[4]: Improvements
by phoenix on Mon 30th Jan 2012 19:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Improvements"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Lightweight in memory consumption/ memory footprint/ how much KDE use the memory. Not the harddrive.


There have been several comparisons done by KDE developers that show KDE4 using less memory than KDE3 equivalents.

Considering I can run KDE4 plasma-netbook interface on a laptop with only 512 MB of RAM, watchign XviD videos in Dragon, using Phonon-VLC via PulseAudio, accessing files over wifi via NFS, without dropping frames, tells me that KDE4 is not "resource hungry" or "bloated". (Kubuntu 10.something with KDE 4.4 or 4.6. The laptop has since been retired and replaced with a Windows XP station running XBMC, but it served us well for many years.)

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