Clear the computer's memory?

Dana J. Laude kc9aae at
Thu Mar 30 01:19:45 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 29 March 2006 16:16, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a way to clear the RAM? Say I run a lot of memory
> hogging applications like OpenOffice, GIMP and Firefox (yes,
> Firefox). My computer slows to a crawl, and I want to bring it
> back to a more pristine state without rebooting, so I close
> some of the worst offenders, but the RAM usage remains pretty
> high (how can my computer need 1GB of RAM???). I'd like to
> clear up as much RAM memory as is safe. Is there a way to do
> this?

Daniel, linux uses memory in a different way compared to windows.
A good article for you to read is:

Hope that helps!


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