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Could have just installed XFCE on your current install instead of a new (spin) distro tongue.gif

i couldnt as it was littered with crossover kde applications in the menus and other services that ran even in XFCE mode, it was pulling 600mb.


but yea very stable so far, feels like granite & unflappable more so than any other ive tried (obviously including windows) (or andriod / ios if thats fair) and 124MB ! amazing
post #22 of 30
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i couldnt as it was littered with crossover kde applications in the menus and other services that ran even in XFCE mode, it was pulling 600mb.


but yea very stable so far, feels like granite & unflappable more so than any other ive tried (obviously including windows) (or andriod / ios if thats fair) and 124MB ! amazing

Uninstall KDE and it should uninstall as a group package and take all of it's dependencies and programs with it tongue.gif

And my setup runs on 40MB at the moment idle tongue.gif ( basically just what it takes to run X.org as my window manager uses next to nothing ).
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i couldnt as it was littered with crossover kde applications in the menus and other services that ran even in XFCE mode, it was pulling 600mb.


but yea very stable so far, feels like granite & unflappable more so than any other ive tried (obviously including windows) (or andriod / ios if thats fair) and 124MB ! amazing

Uninstall KDE and it should uninstall as a group package and take all of it's dependencies and programs with it tongue.gif

And my setup runs on 40MB at the moment idle tongue.gif ( basically just what it takes to run X.org as my window manager uses next to nothing ).

kookoo.gif I need to see this. 64-bit?
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uname -a && free -m

mines 200 in gnome (~230-260 with BOINC) ~105 with just a WM (in LMDE, Arch is oddly higher. FreeBSD is a bit lower.)
post #24 of 30
I've posted screens of 50MB in the screenshot thread tongue.gif 40 was after I took out a certain script I had running that I didn't write right.
post #25 of 30
My openbsd laptop is idling at 31MB with calm window manager. It's stock standard install, I haven't stripped anything.

It is i386, I only have 2GB on this lappy.
Edited by CaptainBlame - 4/6/13 at 7:50pm
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mint 14. cinnamon idles at around 300mb ram in my laptop and its best looking and easiest Linux ever
    
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post #27 of 30
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mint 14. cinnamon idles at around 300mb ram in my laptop and its best looking and easiest Linux ever

agree its the best looking and its jointly as easy as XFCE. However even though its been pretty damn good there is still a bit of work to get cinnamon as snappy as mate or XFCE. You might not notice on decent hardware ( respectively as linux runs well on most things) but on my old dual core 1.6ghz laptop with 2gb ram and a really naff igp the open time of the cinnamon menu isn't as quick, some menu functions have that little bit of delay.. no great shakes but its definitely not whip crack sharp to respond. The menu audio player is really nice though i do miss not having that on XFCE

Id love to see some screens of the low RAM users here lol sub 100mb is silly low redface.gif

im going to start a thread so save it for that biggrin.gif
post #28 of 30
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My openbsd laptop is idling at 31MB with calm window manager. It's stock standard install, I haven't stripped anything.

It is i386, I only have 2GB on this lappy.

2GBs is more then enough for 64-bit, but I should point out sayng 'I have x mbs start up ram' isn't the same as I have x amount start up ram is 64' we should all really clarify that when posting, because 32-bit systems can use as little as half a 64-bit uses for the same thing. OpenBSD is pretty awesome though, although I've never tried CWM

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mint 14. cinnamon idles at around 300mb ram in my laptop and its best looking and easiest Linux ever

agree its the best looking and its jointly as easy as XFCE. However even though its been pretty damn good there is still a bit of work to get cinnamon as snappy as mate or XFCE. You might not notice on decent hardware ( respectively as linux runs well on most things) but on my old dual core 1.6ghz laptop with 2gb ram and a really naff igp the open time of the cinnamon menu isn't as quick, some menu functions have that little bit of delay.. no great shakes but its definitely not whip crack sharp to respond. The menu audio player is really nice though i do miss not having that on XFCE

Id love to see some screens of the low RAM users here lol sub 100mb is silly low redface.gif

im going to start a thread so save it for that biggrin.gif

I'll post there is a seconds thumb.gif
post #29 of 30
Ya I know 2GB is enough for 64 bit, I run i386 cause I had the cd already made from my previous install on an Alix 2d3 (500mhz, 256 MB).

OpenBSD's CWM is awesome, it's the most productive window manager I have ever used.
post #30 of 30
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Ya I know 2GB is enough for 64 bit, I run i386 cause I had the cd already made from my previous install on an Alix 2d3 (500mhz, 256 MB).

OpenBSD's CWM is awesome, it's the most productive window manager I have ever used.

I'll give it a shot
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