Be carefull, that you do not add separate thread memory usage together
multithreaded applications - all threads use the same memory !
I have 128 MB machine, and I never see problems reported.
I can happily run
Netscape + Galeon (for fun, simultaniously, to compare memory usage) + xmms,
Netscape + StarOffice (swaps a bit), all under gnome/sawfish.
Netscape takes ~ 30 MB, galeon ~ 20 MB, xmms ~ 5-8 MB, StarOffice, if I remember
near 50MB. Actually I never seen swap utilised by more than 20% (20MB) on my machine
I have failry clean service startup, but all unsed service are swaped anyway,
and I do run sendmail/thttpd/samba/sshd/lpd
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