John M. Harris Jr wrote:
This is simply not the case. It may be for GNOME, but I haven't
that. It definitely is not the case for Plasma.
… unless you want to run KMail/Akonadi on it. :-)
But yes, Plasma itself works fine with 2 GiB (I haven't actually tested with
less than 4 GiB, but you wrote you did and I believe you there), most
applications should work too, and if you need an e-mail client, you can run
a lightweight one such as Trojitá (Qt-based, fast, and requires less than 50
MiB exclusive memory here, with over 50000 mails in my IMAP inbox – if I
start scrolling through the inbox, it loads old metadata on demand, growing
the memory usage to still less than 100 MiB).
And my Core 2 Duo with 4 GiB RAM definitely works fine with Plasma (desktop
environment), Falkon (web browser), Trojitá (e-mail client), Krusader (file