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    RAM optimzing app?


    Can anyone recommend a decent ram-freeing program, please? Preferrably in RPM format, but source will be fine.

    Thanks

    Paul
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    Is there a particular problem that you are having? I've found the Linux kernel to be very good with memory management and I've never run across a RAM optimizing program.

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    Nah, no problems, but I just installed Superkaramba and the sysinfo thing showed my RAM usage at 90% - I just wondered if I could free some of it up.

    Old Windows habits die hard I guess....
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    That's actually a good thing, but compared to Windows we don't realize it. If you use KDE, open KInfoCenter and select Memory. It shows a graphical view of memory usage. If you have 1 GB or more of memory, most of it will actually be disk cache and the rest will be for Application Data. Once a new application is opened some of the disk cache will be swapped out.

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    Brilliant! Thanks.

    App usage %26
    Cache %6
    Free %65


    Just goes to show how much more efficient the Big-L is.

    Thanks guys.

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