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Re: Memory usage Debian Jessie (stable)

On 05/09/2015 03:11 PM, llcfree wrote:

On Fri, 2015-05-08 at 13:31 -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
I find the biggest consumer of ram pages on my system to be the web
  browsers Chromium and Firefox (Iceweasel).  The web has gotten to be a
  ram hog and when my machine is in need of memory I exit the web
  browsers first.

This is actually becoming a serious problem. Even in debian. Otherwise
perfectly good computers get short of memory just because browsers (and,
more generally, graphics) are blowing up without control.

4 GB DDR3(L) modules are not very expensive.

Debian live is the best way to show people what is possible, but just
updating it makes my 4GHz, 2GB old companion unable to hold everything
in RAM.

I think a modern "budget laptop" with a N2940 quadcore Celeron CPU and 4 to 8 GB RAM is fast enough to run (for example) Gnome 3 with Rhythmbox, Iceweasel, Icedove and Eclipse or Anjuta.


Kind regards,

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