Posted Jun 13, 2006 0:34 UTC (Tue) by proski
Parent article: Live CDs Part II: Desktop Replacements
As with KNOPPIX, this GNOME desktop system is heavy on memory use, using 219MB out of 224MB available according to "top". This is expected behavior for this class of live CDs so be certain to have plenty of memory.
What is that memory used for? I this a good chunk of it is used for cache and filesystem buffers. In fact, my system with 1 gigabyte of RAM is currently using 979732k, of which 61684k is "buffers" and 676912k is "cached". The memory usage without buffers and cache is 241136k, which is not so bad, considering that I have 4 tabs open in Firefox plus 6 xterm windows. And this is a 64-bit system.
I hope the author will learn something about memory management before posting the review for "Small Footprint live CDs".
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