Kubuntu uses too much memory. What is the cause?

Arnaud bourree arnaud.bourree at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 15:24:49 UTC 2009

Here it is a nice page which explain why Linux looks to take too much ram
After you will enjoy it ;-)



2009/5/30 Chris Jones <christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch>:
>> 2 GB for my home machine and 4 GB for my work machine. The few
>> applications
>> that use most memory are Kontact and Amarok. Amarok uses +1GB.
>> Kontact uses
>> about 700 MB. (One day, I will switch to mutt...).
> When you look at the memory usage in top, and you quoting the virtual
> or resident size ? If the virtual then basically ignore that,
> applications always over commit and it doesn't mean much. The resident
> size is the important one. I would be very surprised if amarok was
> really using 1G (i.e. resident)  ??
> Chris
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