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It's so low, I don't even know where to start. Xorg is running off 25MB, is this some crazy dream? I'm going to run this some more and see how nice and light weight XFCE really has become. I got the urge when reading on the Debian user forum about XFCE 4.8 being a major improvement, it looks as it might be true.

Anyone else using XFCE 4.8 yet? I'm incredibly impressed. I bet you could run this super smooth on 1G of ram. You might run into problems with browser + memory intense applications but I think you could run one or the other. This takes a nice snazzy desktop + light weight to another level.
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Haha, XFCE ftw
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My copy of Gnome 2(actually Mate) is just 38mb without my panel applets.

Total ram use for the whole system (running swapless) is just 123mb.
    
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LOL So XFCE threads attract porn bots?

My memory use would be extremely low but I have services and crap that run from all 3 desktops (KDE/GNOME/XFCE now). It's tempting to re-install from the base up just with XFCE but meh, it's not like I am dying to get that RAM back.
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I have a few redundant gnome processes running as well. Mate is still missing a few things, so I have to run the Gnome versions, which require their own background apps.

But then my idle ram usage is sitting at 2.5% so its not like I really care.
    
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i'm running xfce 4.8, xubuntu.

it has a really nice small memory footprint, even on a system thats been up for a few days. with chromium open with about 10 tabs, conky, a lamp stack, a few other things, total system ram usage is under 500 mb. on a fresh boot, with just conky and the lamp stack running, its about 300mb. i haven't messed around with it yet, but i'm sure i could do loads better

but yeah, it is really nice, small memory footprint.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
My copy of Gnome 2(actually Mate) is just 38mb without my panel applets.

Total ram use for the whole system (running swapless) is just 123mb.
...Openbox is 14.2mb w/ 6 windows (and firefox w/6 tabs) open on desktop 1, and Hulu windowed on desktop 2.... with Skype, printer, and yayuake on standby. Conky, Tint2, and Cairo-dock all active too. If a DE/WM can do better I'd love to see it! Total ram usage right now = 51.09mb
    
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...Openbox is 14.2mb w/ 6 windows (and firefox w/6 tabs) open on desktop 1, and Hulu windowed on desktop 2.... with Skype, printer, and yayuake on standby. Conky, Tint2, and Cairo-dock all active too. If a DE/WM can do better I'd love to see it! Total ram usage right now = 51.09mb
i'm calling shenanigans. never seen firefox load, even vanilla with less than 90mb's, and to have six tabs open at the same time...something is amiss. could we get a screencap of what ever monitor you are using?
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Yeah, FF def uses ~100MB on start guaranteed. Even Chrome doesn't really do miracles like that. That's why my mem is so high, FF is a POS though mainly it comes down to flash being a POS.
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Yeah, FF def uses ~100MB on start guaranteed. Even Chrome doesn't really do miracles like that. That's why my mem is so high, FF is a POS though mainly it comes down to flash being a POS.
100 total RAM usage? Because mine only uses (on it's own) ~50MB on start and around 150MB with 6 tabs open.



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