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Not sure about a program like that for Linux.

You could try to make a 1GB partition and label it as Linux Swap using the partition editor that came with Ubuntu and put the computer to sleep and see if you can wake it up smile.gif
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My memory usage isn't really all that high. I usually have firefox (with a few extensions), thunderbird, exaile, pidgin, compiz, cairo/glx dock, conky and some daemons needed for that like hddtemp and lm-sensors. I don't mind using some memory if I actually use the program. The more I use a program, the less I mind the memory spikes.

The problem with Ubuntu is with their base install. I understand why they do it. They want a base install that covers the needs of the majority of people. It's part of their "Linux for Human beings" approach. Not too many people want to sit around configuring everything or deciding which dependencies they need to install. Ubuntu "solves" this problem by installing just about every dependency one might ever need.

That's where the bloat comes in. You honestly don't need to install all this stuff to get a program to work. When I did my Arch install a week ago, I was pretty shocked to see what GNOME was supposed to come with. There were maybe a dozen menu entries while Ubuntu's GNOME has at least double that and that's just on the surface. Who knows how many dependencies are running under the surface that just aren't needed. They might be nice to have, but probably aren't needed.
    
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;11710160 
TFB: I ran Skype, Kopete, SMplayer, 5 tabs of Chromium, and Amarok for a grand total of 880MB and that was the most post install I usually used. If that's bloated I'm scared to see just how stingy linux can get on RAM usage. I'm worried I'll hardly be using the new desktop I'm building since I spend most of my time in Linux. frown.gif

I had DSL using under 250MB of RAM with Firefox and single core folding open when the entire distro runs from the RAM and not the HDD.

And I've seen way better.
    
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Originally Posted by Brutuz;11712380 
I had DSL using under 250MB of RAM with Firefox and single core folding open when the entire distro runs from the RAM and not the HDD.

And I've seen way better.

LOL. It's Damn Small Linux for a reason. biggrin.gif
I remember my first distro was SLAX6.1 and when I learned you used a flashed drive and ran the whole OS from RAM I thought it was lies. I knew so little then. With a few add ins I had slax running from a system with just 1GB of RAM with about 400MB to spare. I just get amazed sometimes at how much you can do with so little in Linux.

OP: About the swap thing; I never used it unless the distro forced me to and never had problems. However, like others have mentioned it does seem to be important if you or setting the computer to hibernate and not sleep. If you're just doing sleep then it shouldn't be needed but I've done sleep without swap.
     
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One of the keys to performance under Ubuntu is to first examine the installed packages of a base system. Then reinstall using Ubuntu Minimal while including only necessary apps and their deps.
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