[ILUG] [Slightly OT] TCP / M$
Conor.Wynne at compaq.com
Fri Aug 10 17:04:21 IST 2001
Ah you silly KDE2 and Gnome peoples... (french accent)
I still use KDE1.something else kvm95 or some extremely light desktop. I
don't like the "improvements". I could not care less what pretty features
are available. Then again, I prefer stability to bloatware, and I'm afraid
thats exactly what kde2 and the new gnomes are. (actually gnome less than
KDE - even though I prefer KDE)
You only really notice these things when you run on a p200 or less (256MB
RAM), on my athlon there is no slowdown due to massive processor speed -
even so itn runs kvm95 or whatever the name is.
Go back to basics, last count I was on 60+ days uptime - not bad for a
workstation. Sometimes Heroes would be running the whole time (over a week)
and netscape/mozilla whatever... Usually about 10apps.
It sounds like a memory leak in one (or more apps) - ask yourself what you
really need and work from there. You would know better than I how to trace
it Kate, I won't even go there :)
On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 01:51:24PM +0100, Wynne, Conor mentioned:
> Her reasons are twofold
> 1: Almost Total Stability - hey nothings perfect...
Mutter. I'm now finding I'm rebooting my desktop about twice a week. I
mainly do web development these days, so using mozilla/galeon really
irritates me. If they aren't crashing, they are killing my machine. And
don't get me started when Linux OOM decides that init is using all the
memory, not X or galeon. Some days, X uses 160MB RAM. That's RSS, not
SIZE. SIZE can be over 600MB. Must be leaking images or something.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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