Have you considered using and not using swap space ? I think the differences between midori and chromium are big. In chromium each tab is a single process so when you have one tab crashing the browser still runs. This is a fantastic feature especially for browser plugins (like flash) who crash a lot. Midori might use less memory but it doesn't provide this feature.
On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:42:06 -0000 Steve <yorvik.ubu...@googlemail.com> wrote: > On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:08:36 -0000, Mikhail Maksimov <mcwil...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Steve <yorvik.ubu...@googlemail.com> > wrote: > While I wait for my old machine to reload Lubuntu. I tried on a 2.4Mhz P4 > with 1GB 133Mhz RAM and got the following for Midori > > 71MB used after boot with Xfce Taskmanager running > > 84MB used with Midori launched in 7 seconds > > 106MB with the three web pages loaded. > > Amazing. Once again, what's the sequence? Install Lubuntu alpha2 > preview2, sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get > install midori, then reboot, start & measure - is this correct? > > Yup, although I do an apt-get dist-upgrade rather than apt-get upgrade. > > Am I correct in thinking, you get the memory figure from the tool-tip by > hovering over the Memory usage bar. > > I did some more tests on the 128MB machine, a painful experience. > I couldn’t get Arora to start for some reason so it wasn’t tested. > Both chromium and FF 3.6 took over 20 mins. to do the 'expand all', with > FF popping up an awful lot of 'Unresponsive Scripts' messages. All these > tests were carried out three times. > > Memory used after boot with Xfce Task Manager running 67MB of 118MB > > Usage after launching the browser > > Midori 84MB 23 sec. start time > Chromium 77MB 16 sec. start time > FF 3.6 74MB 46 sec. start time > This time is correct, forty six seconds. > > > Usage after launching the three web sites > > Midori 90MB > Chromium 89MB > FF 3.6 96MB > > My initial conclusion are very simple Chromium and FF are unusable in > 128MB of RAM with more than a couple of tabs open. > I shall do a few more tests later on different machines and also try gmail > in basic HTML. I’ll also note the VM size for the apps as well. > > -- > Steve > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp