I know how Linux manages memory. KDE should keep it's dirty claws out of memory management and leave it to the kernel. The kernel can free up caches and buffers when free memory runs low. The same goes for fglrx and some other programs. They all assume that all the memory is for them, but it doesn't work that way in a multi-task environment.
Originally Posted by Joe Sixpack
Um yeah I don't know what you mean by a multitask environment, but KDE always seems more responsive to me than GNOME. The average end user doesn't give a crap about ideological principles like who should or shouldn't be accessing. All they care about is what's more responsive: Dolphin + Juk + K3B or Nautilus + Banshee + Brassero. That's about all the multi-tasking most people engage in.
Originally Posted by monraaf