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[Discuss] memory management

Agreed. My netbook has 1G of memory and actually ran virtualbox 
surprisingly well while I was giving a presentation using Libre Office 
Impress. It might be possible that you have an issue with your memory. 
Try running a memory diagnostic.

On 06/19/2015 10:32 AM, Eric Chadbourne wrote:
>> 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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