what Guest VM OS uses the least RAM. What browser uses the least RAM

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  1. holden j caufield

    holden j caufield Limp Gawd

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    What guest OS and browser uses the least amount of ram? I like to dedicate one guest vm for random browsing and for watching instructional youtube videos.
     
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    dbwillis [H]ardness Supreme

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    DeChache [H]ardness Supreme

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    You can get some minimal version of linux running on 100-200mb
     
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    muz_j [H]Lite

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    there may be others with lower foot prints, but Minix is in with a shot at low resource use. Something like QNX for embedded systems may be lower.

    http://freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/minix/

    MINIX 3 runs on 386, 486, or Pentiums or compatible CPUs, and can be installed on a system with as little as 50MB of disk space and 8MB of ram
     
  5. holden j caufield

    holden j caufield Limp Gawd

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    I think my problem is my preferred browser is chrome and firefox with a zillion tabs and each tab seems to suck up RAM. My macbook seems to run my vmware vm better given the same allocated cpu and ram than my thinkpad.