Not sure, but possibly because of the "pre-linking" trickery being done
to load things faster. Apps/libraries are I presume being kept in memory
much like the taskbar in Windows, so more memory may be used.
I haven't run KDE2.2 on a machine with less than 192MB of RAM.
With KDE 2.2 you can tune it and turn off things with a wizard. Either
select the bits you want or move a slider back and forth for "eye
candy". I would guess that at the lowest eye-candy setting a 128MB PC
would be more than enough to run KDE2.2 as long as you have enough CPU
Oleg Rasskazov wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Can anyone who saw M8.1 beta comment memory requirements for kde2.2? (It
> seems that i am too lazy to install M8.1b myself :( ). When I switched from
> M7.2 to M8.0 one of the drawbacks was that KDE2.0 eats 30+ megabytes of free
> memory. Sometimes several windows of konqueror make 128M RAM PC extremely
> slow due to disk swapping.
>> What is the story with KDE2.2? Does it need more than KDE2.0?
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