Re: Memory usage Debian Jessie (stable)
On Tuesday, 12 May 2015 at 15:52, Bob Proulx wrote:
> However note that he original poster in this thread was complaining
> that his 4G ram machine wasn't large enough. I still think 4G of ram
> is quite a lot. Or at least it should be. It is still sufficient for
> me. If Debian at this time can't fit in 4G then that is bad. And I
> said why because there are many smaller ARM machines and I think they
> are the future. But I think the problem is most likely heavy desktops
> and heavy web browsers. Those are the traditional biggest bloat items
> on today's systems.
You are correct. The problem is not Debian. It may be the particular
suite of software the OP uses. I can say this with some conviction
given that I am currently running Debian "testing" on an OpenPandora
with 512 MB of RAM.
Performance is not great: it has a 600 MHz processor which I overclock
to 800 MHz but memory is not the bottleneck. With X11, a window manager
(ratpoison or lxde), emacs and a few xterms, I am comfortably within the
RAM I have. If I start up Firefox (iceweasel), then problems do
arise... so I use other browsers such as dillo, lynx or, most often,
eww within Emacs.
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