On 09/23/2014 04:48 PM, Joakim wrote:
> On Monday, 22 September 2014 at 13:23:33 UTC, simendsjo wrote:
>> My guess is the average for developers is ~8GB. 2GB RAM is really not
>> enough for pretty much anything these days - the browser alone easily
>> chews 3-4GB on moderate use.
> You have to admit that this is ridiculous. I updated to the 64-bit
> Chrome on Windows when it came out and it is a huge memory hog. Web
> browsers have grown out of control.
It's well beyond rediculous. After I log into my graphical environment
with everything started, ~200MB is used. Launch a browser, and suddenly
~3800MB is used. If it wasn't for everyone hailing the inner platform
effect (usually seen as a bad thing) as the best thing since sliced
bread, many laptops would probably not ship with 4GB standard. But if
your parents want Facebook and Instagram, you better give them a pretty
Oh... And the CPU requirements is pretty steep too - even my Lenovo T520
(Core i7) is really slow at browsing the web!
Oh.. And did I forget? You have to run a dynamic programming language
that pushes most mistakes easily caught at compile-time to runtime errors.
I obviously don't think The Web™ has made the right choices.