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Old 12-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Where can I find memory benchmarks for different distros?


I want the most lightweight distro for my laptop with a 1.5GHz Dual-core Turion processor and 1 Gb RAM. Here are some benchmarks: Big distributions, little RAM

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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How much RAM does your computer have?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582027
 
Old 12-20-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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*edit- what do you mean by 'lightweight?' Install size, RAM use at idle, RAM at load, or some other measurement?

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How much RAM does your computer have?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582027
1GB, in post#1.

LOL @ that link. lbrty still hasnt fixed the RAM usage on Debian 5.06 LXDE.

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Old 12-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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With 1gb of RAM, you should not use memory benchmarks to choose a distro, in my opinion. If Distro A uses 100mb of RAM and Distro B uses 150mb (for the sake of argument) that tells you nothing about which distro will be faster on your hardware, more stable on your hardware, more user-friendly, best support over time, have a better community, etc.

If you only had, say, 128mb of RAM, then you would see a big difference between 100mb and 150mb. But you don't--you have 1gb--so none of the distros tested will use over 20% of your RAM.

ps Debian 5 is coming up on its "end of life"--not recommended!

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