Simply a bunch of Linux related comments from a user who can't stop trying new distributions.
Linux Mint Debian Edition + Pianobar = 556MB and about 2% of my CPU usage.
Windows 7 at work uses 1GB just to sit idle and useless.
My CPU is also relatively cool at 32C with just the stock intel cpu fan in the HAF 912 case. This PC is now 2.5 years old and it runs better than the day I built it.
Even my 4 year old netbook running Lubuntu + Pianobar running got 5% CPU usage and about less than 300MB of ram at 50C about an hour ago.
Tanglu Linux Distribution Preview
Based on Debian Testing but using it’s own repositories to push updates faster. This distribution also features Firefox in place of Iceweasel. (the unbranded version of Firefox common in Debian distributions.)
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