LXLE Release - might be of interest to some
lars.nooden at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 13:28:43 UTC 2013
On 10.03.2013 15:14, Julien Lavergne wrote:
> However, when I see :
> "Runs great on any 64bit PC with 1 GB ram."
> I fear it's not as lightweight as we want on Lubuntu.
For a few months, ending yesterday, I was using a 64bit machine with 1GB
RAM. For my daily usage, it was about half a GB too small. I have 3
or 4 LXterminals, a browser with 10+ tabs, a chat client, Thunderbird
and occasionally LibreOffice Writer and a second browser. Most of the
time it squeaked by with a little swap usage, but occasional actions
(such as opening a bad marketing PDF) could cause it to thrash. If I
were just running one or two apps, I think 1GB could be more than just
fine. However, RAM usage seemed to always creep upwards during the
course of the day. Chromium-browser was one culprit.
I switched back to a 4GB machine yesterday and am tracking RAM usage for
a while. So far it has been about 2.6 GB.
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