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developerWorks: Reduce Your Linux Memory Footprint

Feb 03, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martyn Honeyford)

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"A much-touted benefit of Linux is that it is more efficient than Microsoft Windows, and will therefore perform better on less than cutting-edge hardware. This performance makes Linux a very attractive upgrade for the many people who have old Windows 98-era boxes still sitting around that are no longer being treated to the latest and greatest software (particularly security patches).

"The truth of the matter, however, is that while the Linux kernel can still be configured to be reasonably small and efficient, as new computers have increased in power, many Linux desktop environments (such as KDE and GNOME) have added lots of features..."

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