I don't get it.. No matter how much ram i stick in, Linux manages to fill it up completly in a matter of minutes. I restart my laptop, start a few apps, and its full again. I have 1 gig of ram, but only ~ 800 enabled (disabled highmem support coz it causes fs corruption on the laptop for some gay reason).
free -m outputs
root@xushitop:~# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 883 874 8 0 7 698
-/+ buffers/cache: 168 715
Swap: 243 0 243
Mem: 904880k total, 896548k used, 8332k free, 8264k buffers
Swap: 249472k total, 0k used, 249472k free, 716572k cached
ksysguard says (no, i'm an xfce person, but sometimes use kde apps)
that amarok uses 67 megs VmSize (that's 1 thread, there are 10 of them)
gaim uses 43 megs ?!
and so on..
Is there something wrong, or am i too used to windows and this actually is "propper usage of ram" ?