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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As a result of a recent discussion on IRC, I decided to take a number of DE (Desktop Environments) for a test drive and see how much ram they used.
Test machine – Netbook with 2 Gb RAM
Method – This is a very casual test (sorry no “benchmarks”), I merely booted the appropriate Live CD, opened a terminal, and reviewed the RAM use. YMMV.
These results are simply using the default configuration as provided by the developers of the various distros and I made no attempt to tweak or adjust the RAM use.
Bodhi Linux 2.0 (beta)
Crunchbang 11 (Waldorf)
Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)
Linux Mint 13 (Maya)