I don't undertand why people still see memory usage as a number one criteria for how heavy a program is. In my everyday use scenarios I basically never reach even half of the memory usage (8gb) of my laptop.

I would argue most important bloat criterias are how quickly programs responds and battery usage.

I love tiling wm's because of fast response but I dont get more battery life using i3 than kde. Memory usage, hard drive space and package count difference are meaningless.

@hund I totally agree. It's hard to see why arch+i3+tlp uses more battery than windows 10.

@tzycce @hund battery usage depends heavily on the cpu being able to stay idle.

Many programs don't behave well in this regard; they poll things, for example, causing the cpu to wake up.

You can use "powertop" to find out.

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