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Re: [opensuse-factory] Status: distribution
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:01:45 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370909301001n747ab134g32cf828d38bb0f71@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM, phanisvara das <phani00@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wednesday 30 September 2009 07:16:13 pm Larry Stotler wrote:
I can't even run 11.0 with a GUI on a Powerbook G3/266 with 512MB RAM.
 It's way too slow.  However, a G4/466 runs it just fine.

what's driving up the hardware requirement: operating system or desktop
environment?

Desktop. firefox is a particularly bad offender.

I rebooted my desktop yesterday, and top shows my top few ram users to be:

(These are the standard top columns of:)

VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND

822m 213m 30m S 29 10.7 25:42.92 firefox
652m 208m 5904 S 16 10.5 22:13.78 Xorg
611m 55m 29m S 1 2.8 0:23.40 plasma-desktop
726m 50m 29m S 0 2.5 0:06.21 krunner

I have 2 GB on this box now. I used to have only 1GB and it was
always short of ram. ie. It was noticeably slower.
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