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PC-BSD: Devil With Human Face

Jun 21, 2011, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by DarkDuck)

[ Thanks to darkduck for this link. ]

"After some time with running lines on black screen, you get nice colorful picture with PC-BSD logo. Soon after, icons start appear on the screen. Once I saw that, I had no doubt: this was KDE. To be precise, it is KDE 4.5.5, as I checked little bit later. PC-BSD has some interesting finding in here. KDE startup icons (from hard drive to KDE logo, as you might know) appear in half-circle below the PC-BSD logo. Finally, system is fully booted. KDE widgets are very useful tools to check system behaviour in terms of resource requirements from cold start to very end. PC-BSD is quite resource-hungry in these terms, I should admit. Just booted, it occupied about 700 Mb of memory. Couple of applications like Konqueror, and memory usage is about 900 Mb already. That's OK for this Toshiba laptop which has more than enough of physical memory, but can be a potential problem for other systems. If you look at screenshot, you'll see that XOrg alone takes almost 400 Mb of memory. And about the same amount was eaten by different KDE processes."

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