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Not exactly sure what your problem is. Is your machine having RAM issues? How much RAM do you have? Swap size? You should always endeaver to use most of your ...
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- 08-20-2013 #11
Is your machine having RAM issues?
How much RAM do you have? Swap size?
You should always endeaver to use most of your RAM, that is what it is for.
- 08-21-2013 #12
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
Yeah, I'm mostly going for lightweight to mean "slightly more lightweight than the standard LXDE".
My issue is that I want the programs that stay resident no matter what I'm doing to use as little RAM as possible. I have 3 GB of RAM and a 10 GB swap partition. I'm not hurting for memory, I just want to use efficient programs that have a few features I consider important.
I'll have a look at worker. It looks promising.
- 08-21-2013 #13
Why have 3GB of RAM and not use it?
This isn't a car, RAM efficiency isn't a concern. As long as no programs are hurting for RAM, I don't see the point.
- 08-21-2013 #14
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
I can fill the memory, though. For instance, when I am programming using codeblocks, have firefox AND chome open with many tabs, and am compiling. Or when I host a game of minecraft. I want the programs like the display manager and file manager to use very little RAM, to leave it available for such tasks.
- 08-22-2013 #15
What ever you want to do, but I believe you should look into what RAM is for.
Here are some quotes from another thread they may help you understand how RAM is used.
- 08-23-2013 #16
I guess it depends on how you want to use your resources. I consider it wasteful to use more resources than required to provide all the features I need and want. My main machine has 16GB RAM and a quad core i5 but I still constantly look for lighter-weight software that meets my requirements as I prefer to use my RAM for buffers and caches and even going so far as mounting /tmp in tmpfs. All of which makes things so much snappier.
Just built xfe from source. It has more features than worker, but apparently not tabs and only uses 5.5M according to smem [/edit]"I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
It'll happen to you too."
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