Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 55

Thread: E17 Does A Desktop Shootout, The Winner Is....

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Linuxland
    Posts
    5,103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Wow. Ubuntu really sucks that much? After login into KDE, memory usage on my system is 290MB. What on earth is Ubuntu wasting the additional 1GB memory on?
    Haha, one could ask what are you wasting 256mb on

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    51

    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by funkSTAR View Post
    Wow. KDEs million crasher bugs doesnt come for free. In order to be so buggy they need to be a ressource hog as well. But is a nice feature it is so slow starting. This is to save battery because it is burning battery power when "idle".

    Stopping KDE is halfway stopping global warming.
    Seriously?!

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Posts
    2,552

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    Haha, one could ask what are you wasting 256mb on
    Caches don't count in these tests. Thus usage truly is usage. The waste goes into play when you calculate total memory-(usage+caches), but that's another issue entirely.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Linuxland
    Posts
    5,103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Caches don't count in these tests. Thus usage truly is usage. The waste goes into play when you calculate total memory-(usage+caches), but that's another issue entirely.
    ?

    It is a waste to spend several hundred megs on non-cache things too...

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    492

    Default

    it is waste to not use RAM that is available

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Hawing water in tap and not drinking it all is also waste?

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    492

    Default

    depending on the region where you live you can't waste (cold) water, yes. I for one live in a region with many rain and luckily there is this process called "hydrologic cycle". If you need water, take it. This does not count for hot water, because you can waste energy easily ;-)

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    11

    Default

    So, I live in a region when free RAM is now waste, because when I run IDE with FF, then I need more free RAM for them.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    492

    Default

    if the RAM is used by FF or an IDE it is not free ;-) I meant using _otherwise_ free RAM to speed things up is a good thing. When there is a high pressure on RAM you can easily free RAM that was only used to speed up things (caching, preloading, preallocated ram, ...). But free unused RAM doesn't help anybody.

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Rural Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,030

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
    Yeah, see your Fedora XFCE memory usage is only 200+ MB. The Ubuntu memory usage in the shootout is over 900MB.

    Crazy.
    Yeah, at the moment I have Chromium open with 15 tabs open, Desurium open in my tray, LibreOffice displaying an ODT on my second screen, and two instances of Thunar and I am only using 811 mb.

    Might be a difference in how lxtask gets it's information though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •