Thats about the one of two single issues I had with LXDE and the critical one, because it prevents usage for a newbie user on one of the linux machines I had to assemble.
On LXDE list of "features" you get very awkward method for adding a link to desktop without ability to drag-n-drop(medium) or editing its main menu(minor).
In one of the screenshots here there is XFCE doing 206MiB on Fedora, so if its 64bit system that would match my results precisely.
Regarding browsers, I opened phoronix.com and google in chromium and firefox (13?) and let it stay for 3 hours. After an hour chromium has forced paging to happen by going beyond 400MiB memory usage for unknown reasons. I was unable to find any solution to limit its memory caching appetite and decided it were simply memleaks similar to Firefox 2.0 era.
Last edited by crazycheese; 10-10-2012 at 08:27 PM.
Hmm, strange results. And as he said the test isn't a real one.
I actually use twm (though it is nearly no use... haha) but it is really small and loads fast. I also use KDE 4 and it doesn't suck so much mem. Also depends on how you compiled things. I'd have to check again but I had really litte memory usage on my fbackup fileserver without X, I ran KDE 3 and 4 on my now dead 512 M RAM laptop and it was actually working. Also had Gnome 2 there which also was running fine.
Admitted I was always using Gentoo. And not pulling in things I do not consider as good or useful (like all that semantic desktop searching and indexing KDE offers). Compiling things with -Os also seems to help, I did this for my smaller machines.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!
I feel sorry for all the users who drank the kool-aid.
anybody?come on baby!