Re: Fedora: Core 1 or Core 2 for new install?
From: natG (natgrossDOTrentalsystems_at_verizon.net)
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:33:14 GMT
>>Thank you much for the pointers and vnc. I just peeked at the system
>>monitor and was horrified to see that I am using 493 meg ram! I though
>>Linux was lean! (Another reason I didn't want it on top of Windows -free
>>ram-.) Funny thing is that if I add up all the proces' ram it amounts
>>to about 150meg ram (which is HUGE), but again the system tells me that
>>its using 493 meg ram! NO APPS LOADED.
>>Maybe I should just re-install and not "just click" on the "everything"
>The RAM question is a bit deceptive. Linux allocates all the RAM in the
>system for itself when it boots. It then releases RAM to applications as
>they request it. It uses the RAM that it doesn't need for running
>processes as a disk cache.
>Hey, you paid good money for that RAM and Linux wants you to get every bit
>of your money's worth! Most times, my system doesn't even touch the swap
>I re-installed and the numbers make much more sense now, about 150 meg ram for programs and cache.