why does KDE use a lot of Memory??

Jes Hall jes.hall at kdemail.net
Tue May 3 13:57:29 BST 2005

On Tue, 3 May 2005, YuChan Park wrote:

> Hello Kders.. :)
> My system is running on KDE 3.4.0 and Fedora 3.
> KDE isn't slow but obtain a lot of system memory.
> Need KDE a huge memory for running?

The way Linux manages memory is a little different to other operating 
sytems, especially Windows. These links have a lot of information about 


Memory usage reported in top can be very misleading. As long as you're not 
swapping out excessively, having a lot of memory in use is not a bad 
thing, especially if everything is still responsive and doen't seem slow

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