Phoronix: GNOME 2.31.4 Is Ready For Some Testing Love
It should come as no surprise that there is now a new GNOME 3.0 test release seeing as in the past couple of days we have talked about new development releases of GNOME Shell and Mutter, GTK+ 3.0, and Clutter 1.3/1.4, along with a slew of other GNOME packages being checked-in...
Not likely much has changed with regard to resource consumption since then.
This has been discussed a lot over the years, but you do know that the graph is completely useless right?
Different OS's and desktop environments use memory differently, and KDE's memory usage has always appeared high because it keeps a lot of items loaded into ram. What's the point of having 4 gigs of memory if most of it sits unused? Buffer up as much as possible.