From: William Murphy (alias at domain tinet.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Aug 1999 - 18:21:46 IST
This thread prompted me to see how much my netscape takes up, and it was a
relatively reasonable 22 megs of ram (it's communicator 4.05 methinks).
However, I also happened to notice that bash, ps and pppd take up about a meg
The box that I was using up to a few years ago was a mac, and it could nearly
fit all the system software into a meg when the more superfluous extensions
were turned off. Obviously it's too much to expect that today's operating
systems use that little memory, but given that linux is said to be a fairly
efficient operating system, over a meg for a shell seems pretty ridiculous,
and I can't help but be somewhat disillusioned about the efficiency of linux.
my 3c worth,
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