Why Fedora needs so much RAM?
yixiaodafang at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 16:57:19 UTC 2007
Thanks for the clarification.
It is a great news for userw with old machine. I really do not want
that Fedora becomes another window Vista.
On 6/1/07, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/06/07, Andreas Bernauer wrote:
> > frank wang wrote on Thu, May 31 2007 at 22:14 (-0700):
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I tried to run live CD of fedora 7. In the boot up menu, one item is
> > > run from RAM. It requires 1GB+ memory. I wondered why fedora 7 takes
> > > so much memory. Recently, I am looking for a linux that requires less
> > > memory. Supprisingly, Puppy2 and Damn Small Linux can run linux from
> > > RAM with 128 MB and 48 MB ram.
> > As someone else already mentioned on this list, fedora does not "require"
> > that much RAM, but uses the RAM that is available to do the best out of
> > it, eg. use it as a disk cache (which, btw, is a good thing to do
> > when you use fedora from CD).
> > Isn't it better to use all the available RAM to enhance your user experience
> > instead of just letting it lying around unused?
> > You can check yourself by using the 'free' command and checking the 'cached'
> > column.
> Comparing the system requirements of the Live (!) CDs with an
> installed version of Fedora 7 is like comparing apples with oranges.
> It is just the Live-CD "run from RAM" feature that comes with such
> enormous memory requirements.
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