AlbertP wrote:I've done a pull request to fix a small memory leak, but there are probably more memory leaks left.
By the way 78MB is also way too much. It should be possible to get 40 to 60 MB memory usage.
Well, this is LMDE "live" 64bits with Cinnamon desktop (yes, iso images are out):
And this is LMDE "live" 32bits with Cinnamon too:
Being live images you can be sure this represents the system in its most pristine state, even though, under 64bits with an pretty new kernel (3.2), newer xorg, drivers, etc, there is no significant difference with my actual LM12 Cinnamon installation.
But there's something for sure: Cinnamon and Gnome3 are pointers hell (from the processor's perspective). The 64 bits versions almost doubles the memory usage of the 32 bits ones (take Nautilus as reference).