klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 22:13:44 UTC 2009
I was curious to determine if Kubuntu uses more RAM than Gnome.
Since I have both on my laptop in version 8.10 I decided to try to
measure this. I used top to get the data and I saved the part needed to
gedit which you can get on both kubuntu and gnome. I took data at 10
minutes after boot-up. Here is the data:
This what kumbutu has at 10 minutes after a boot-up
top - 15:41:02 up 10 min, 2 users, load average: 0.11, 0.20, 0.16
Tasks: 111 total, 3 running, 108 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 2.0%us, 1.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 96.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.3%hi, 0.7%si,
Mem: 2003384k total, 703040k used, 1300344k free, 18636k buffers
Swap: 4096564k total, 0k used, 4096564k free, 265856k cached
This is what Gnome has at 10 minutes after boot-up
top - 15:54:00 up 10 min, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.12, 0.12
Tasks: 113 total, 1 running, 112 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si,
Mem: 2003384k total, 476996k used, 1526388k free, 16508k buffers
Swap: 4096564k total, 0k used, 4096564k free, 185312k cached
Notice that it is 703040k and 476996k which shows that Gnome uses
226044k less Ram.
This is nearly half again as much as Gnome and .226Gb can be a lot if
you have just 1 GB of RAM.
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