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[Discuss] memory management

I'm not sure what you are using for the OS but I'll guess - Ubuntu or  
some variant of Ubuntu..

If so, stop doing that. If not, let us know. Then, maybe there are  
other solutions.

The memory leak wrt Firefox has been an issue for those users (not  
community...users) for years.
There are so many reasons to use a distro over Ubuntu.

Note I did not refer to Ubuntu as a "distro"...
At any rate, there is a fix for the Ubuntu Memory issue. The best  
solution though- Don't use Ubuntu.

Quoting Eric Chadbourne <eric.chadbourne at>:

>> On Jun 19, 2015, at 10:01 AM, Matthew Gillen <me at> wrote:
>> I'm looking for some advice on tuning my linux box's memory management.
>> I've got an older workstation that has merely 4GB of memory.  If I try
>> to run Firefox, and a few java apps (e.g., Eclipse), my machine thrashes
>> about and effectively locks up because of out-of-memory issues.
> 4GB is a ton for regular tasks.  That?s all two of my boxes have and  
> I can even run virtualbox with a linux guest without issue.  I don?t  
> see how those two apps are going to max out your system.  I bet your  
> issues are not firefox and eclipse.
> What is really using your system resources?
> - Eric
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