[Nottingham] Linux in 18 MBytes?

Richard Smedley rs at m6-it.org
Wed Nov 28 14:06:33 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 13:24 +0000, Michael Simms wrote:
> If you dont want X11, I'd say you are fine for 18MB memory, with X, you
> will be pushing it, and you certainly cant have a window manager, unless
> you are talking twm, it would take you too high.

TWM is huge. No, seriously.

I did a round up of minimalist Window Managers a few years
ago [1]. The published version isn't as readable as the
one I sent to them <shrugs> [2], but the table on the last 
page shows the RAM usage of the featured WMs. Note that
evilwm only uses 0.1MB   :)

Alternatively you could replace the X-Windows System with
something much smaller [3]


 - Richard

[1] http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/pdfs/LXF65.round.pdf
[2] Bitter writers fo a lot of shrugging, but editors are
    a lot more bitter: after all they have to talk to all
    of the writers :-/
[3] http://www.microwindows.org/
    http://picogui.org/   [functioning, but suffering bitrot]

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