FC3 sucks. It takes up too much memory!

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Jan 27 04:54:59 UTC 2005

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Edward Yang
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 10:45 PM
> Subject: FC3 sucks. It takes up too much memory!
> I am *not* exagerating. Please look at the attached screenshot for detail:
> 1. I think eggcups is the process for printing. Why it takes up more than
> 40mb memory? On Windows 2000, the spooler printing service takes up
> only a little more than 4mb memory and less than 3mb virtual memory.
> 2.  And, eggcups belongs to my session. I am not familiar with the
> terminal concept. I guess if a user logs on thru a dumb terminal, he/she
> will get his/her own eggcups; and 40mb memory will reduced from the
> server. Is my guess true?
> 3. If I 'kill nnn', where nnn is the pid of eggcups, it somehow respawns.
> How can I stop this? Anyway I don't want printing service right now, I am
> just learning programming on Linux.
> 4. I don't want xscreensaver, because I am running FC3 inside Microsoft
> Virtual PC. How to stop it?
> 5. What is gnome-vfs/esd? Are they a must to for a user session?
> Please forgive me if my post aroused some kind of holy debate. I come
> from Windows world, it's inevitable for me to compare Linux/FC with
> Windows. But I will appreciate very much if someone can help me, instead
> of just saying 'Only newbies don't understand' or even 'Only morons don't
> understand'.

Everyone say it with me:  "Don't feed the trolls." 

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