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#26 OFFLINE   Hedon James

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

View Postraymac46, on 07 May 2018 - 09:16 AM, said:

ray@ray-debian-T430:~$ free -m
			 total	 used	 free	 shared buff/cache available
Mem:		 7689	 1499	 5475		 143		 714	 5813
Swap:		 7887		 0	 7887
ray@ray-debian-T430:~$

I don't doubt you Ray.  I'm just astounded at what's going on with Ubuntu proper...that is INSANE RAM usage.  Saw a thread on reddit where some users did some benchmarking of 'Buntu flavors and summarized in a table.  **Spoiler Alert** it appears that KDE may now be mentioned as a "lightweight" distro!

https://www.reddit.c...ubuntu/dy7iye5/

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

The lightest weight desktop I have on the rails right now is Xfce in Arch on my tiny Atom netbook. Even that is close to 400MB.
I think you have to go with one of the LX based distros to get lighter and still have a desktop environment. Or choose a Window Manager.
I'd like GNOME to fix any memory leaks but when I routinely have 16GB of RAM, a 1GB memory footprint doesn't appall me. After all Win 10 is taking somewhere north of 2.5 GB just to give a desktop.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:21 AM

^True!  I guess we're just spoiled by Linux.  The rest of the world requires 2.5GB+ for an idle desktop and we're freaking out about what kind of RAM hog requires 1GB to render a desktop!  :devil:

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

I didn't know that, that Windows takes that much RAM just to get to the desktop!

I got ticked off about the Amazon stuff and quit running Ubuntu. But then I installed Kubuntu 18.04. Looks good. I like that Minimal Installation option in the installer! That's available now for all of the Ubuntu "flavors," right?

The LTS releases, in my opinion, turn out to be almost as solid as Debian Stable -- after the first point release, that is.

I like GNOME Shell but I think I'd prefer "vanilla" over what Ubuntu ships with.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:00 AM

View PostHedon James, on 11 May 2018 - 09:21 AM, said:

^True!  I guess we're just spoiled by Linux.  The rest of the world requires 2.5GB+ for an idle desktop and we're freaking out about what kind of RAM hog requires 1GB to render a desktop!  :devil:

Without the browser running, my system only uses like 1.2gb of ram. Granted, I mostly run terminal apps but still. I do have 32gb of ram in this machine but chrome usually uses 12gb of it. I know... unused ram is useless ram but I have more ram than any of my systems could use up. Well, I have two laptops that I could max out.

If they ever figure out how to make the browser lightweight, running out of memory will be a thing of the past.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

I never have liked the vanilla GNOME look, but with the Shell Extensions I get a dock at the bottom of the screen and an Applications..Places menu at the top reminiscent of GNOME 2. Ubuntu 18.04 uses a shell extension now to get the old Unity look on the left side of the screen.
Even Ubuntu MATE is not immune to customization. It uses the Brisk menu which reminds me a lot of (wait for it) Xfce. Of course, MATE can be re-customized to its Traditional GNOME 2 look or even Unity if you like.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

View Postraymac46, on 12 May 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

Even Ubuntu MATE is not immune to customization. It uses the Brisk menu which reminds me a lot of (wait for it) Xfce. Of course, MATE can be re-customized to its Traditional GNOME 2 look or even Unity if you like.

That Unity look and workflow has been growing on me...

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

View PostDr. J, on 14 May 2018 - 04:56 AM, said:

View Postraymac46, on 12 May 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

Even Ubuntu MATE is not immune to customization. It uses the Brisk menu which reminds me a lot of (wait for it) Xfce. Of course, MATE can be re-customized to its Traditional GNOME 2 look or even Unity if you like.

That Unity look and workflow has been growing on me...

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Ahhh...another convert!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:35 AM

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 review: http://www.ocsmag.co...in-ubuntu-mate/




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