Quote Originally Posted by droste View Post
This is not a good way to measure this (buffers/caches, preloaded stuff, shared libraries, etc.). Also simply "more than a lightweight DE" doesn't count as "insane amount of ram" :-P.
This is the KDE favorite answer : "you're too dumb to know how to compute memory usage while we are very smart, hence KDE is not bloatware". I dont have time to provide details (again) on the methodology.