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    Default Re: Is my PC's RAM OK?

    On 07/19/2018 09:25 AM, Ken Schneider wrote:
    > On 07/18/2018 04:56 PM, nrickert wrote:
    >> The current "firefox" is a memory hog.
    >>
    >> Maybe try "chromium" or "vivaldi" or "opera" or even "falkon" instead of
    >> "firefox".

    >
    > I have run vivaldi against opera and find it unusable with more than a
    > couple of tabs are in use. It's a memory hog just like firefox.
    >


    vivaldi uses too much memory.

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    Default Re: Is my PC's RAM OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post
    I have run vivaldi against opera and find it unusable with more than a
    couple of tabs are in use. It's a memory hog just like firefox.
    Fair enough.

    I use "firefox" for normal browsing and "opera" for the browser to use with "akregator". Previously, I used "vivaldi" rather than "opera". But I'm finding that "opera" is pretty good.

    Back with Leap 42.3, I used to have two "firefox" open (with different profiles). One of them was mostly sitting idle. But I've stopped doing that, because the memory load of "firefox" is too high.
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    Default Re: Is my PC's RAM OK?

    I haven't used for a long time, but IceWeasel used to be a popular "alt" web browser.


    Would take some getting used to,
    But you could use a non-graphical text web browser fro simple tasks...
    They generally wouldn't be practical for common web-surfing.

    A short list of choices...
    https://alternativeto.net/software/lynx/

    In general though,
    I don't know if you can expect a common graphical experience with only 2GB of RAM and expect to run a number of apps simultaneously.
    I set up almost all my LXqt, LXDE and XFCE virtual machines with only 2GB of RAM, but they're "single purpose" machines for the most part... They aren't used for every day everything and typically don't run more than maybe 5 apps at a time (and I consider each browser tab and window as a separate application, and I consider any app with a database backend as 2 2 apps).

    The machines I run IceWM are usually "text server" type machines, again primarily for single purpose, not multi-use and the graphical enviornment is only there when it's more convenient to do something than in the console environment.

    I'd estimate that using IceWM instead of LXDE, LXQt or XFCE might allow you to run applications using 768-1G more RAM, but you'll still be limited in what you can do without better hardware.

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