I had some spare time and wondered if fedora 38 xfce was using less memory than the fedora 38 template.
very simple, i start a qube using the template I want, run a terminal in it and look at top with the
Used: field. I wait a dozen seconds to see if it’s changing, on a fresh start it’s quite stable.
Then, I run a program, let it load for a while, and I look at numbers again in top.
- idling: 320 MB (mediane after multiple tries)
- running Dino: 534 MB
- running Evolution: 449 MB
- idling: 352 MB (mediane after multiple tries)
- running Dino: 531 MB
- running Evolution: 459 MB
I didn’t do a very precise benchmark and not really extended because it’s tedious.
But roughly, they use the same amount of memory, except when idling where xfce draws a bit more.