Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 25th Jun 2013 04:12 UTC
Linux The Linuxed - Exploring Linux Distros website has over 170 reviews of distros and common Linux programs by Arindam Sen. What makes it special is that Mr. Sen puts his experiences together in useful charts, such as this one that compares RAM usage for twenty different GUI versions, or this one that compares CPU and RAM usage for 20 KDE distros (page down to see the chart). While the site says it's merely "A non-techie's view of the Linux world," many techies will find it useful as well.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Tue 25th Jun 2013 07:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I wonder what use these tables are.

CPU and RAM usage will change depending on what you do and what you install. Also after installing updates things may or may not change significantly.

The memory usage of the desktop environments is interesting as you can measure them on their own. But I agree the distro-wide figures have to be taken with a huge pinch of salt.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Elv13 on Wed 26th Jun 2013 04:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Still, not really, some DE (KDE and Gnome), use memory on purpose. KDE, for example, have many shared caches (Like the icon theme) and shared process to prevent loading multiple copies of common thing. That being said, it leave many of these items in memory even if nobody use them. This is done on purpose and there is nothing wrong with this. All OS do that, including bare-bone Linux kernel. Caching when you have enough memory is a good thing, not an evil.

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