I just installed the Ubuntu Edgy beta on my laptop. I'm impressed by the memory usage. On startup, it's using 87mb of ram. WOW.
In system monitor, there's one sore point. This system-tools-backend thingy is launching perl on startup. This requires 9 mb of writable memory on startup. What the hell is this thing?
Whatever the program does, it clearly does not have a reputation for performance. Ryan "kill wakeups" Lortie reported that the program made 20 wakesups per second
Filed a bug