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Hi paulus, I'll let into something that's top secret.  I'm English  :o!!  I've been permanently living in Amsterdam since 2006.  You're from Hoofddorp, so we are neighbours.  Thanks for the compliment though  :D.
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Hi AndyInAmsterdam :D,

I've found a new (nick)name for you, but don't feel obliged to use it! :-\

I was already jealous, because of your excellent knowledge of English, because I can't keep up with you! :-[

But by confession you're English: you made my dag! ;D ;D

Thank you very, very much! 8)

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Hi AndyInAmsterdam :D,

I've found a new (nick)name for you, but don't feel obliged to use it! :-\

I was already jealous, because of your excellent knowledge of English, because I can't keep up with you! :-[

But by confession you're English: you made my dag! ;D ;D

Thank you very, very much! 8)

paulus
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Hi paulus, I'll let into something that's top secret.  I'm English  :o !!.


A-HA !! I always knew that something about AndyInMokum was suspicious! Now we have it !!  :P


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@VinDSL,
Thank you for your reaction! I see that your swappiness is set to 10.

@AndyInMokum,
Thanks for replying! According to your advice I dropped my swappiness to 1, and till now I didn't have any problems with that. I notice that my memory level is higher than before, but that's just the goal of it: to put more in memory in stead of swapping to the HDD all the time! :D

I continue to work with this 1-level and if there are remarkable things that show up, I will let know here.


As I wrote I would let know if something showed up, well, it did.

As I updated Thunderbird, and put some add-ons to it, it really stuck and the whole system became so unresponsive that I had to wait several minutes to become responsive again, only by closing every running program. My CPU monitor was on 100% all the time.

I know the cause was Thunderbird, but this kind of absence of a working machine had much to do with the swappiness of 1. So I changed it to 5, and now I just experiment with this amount, in order to see if this is a better number in my situation.

Till now it is just fine, so I guess swappiness of 5 is a good compromise and literately the (rounded) average of 1 and 10. ::)

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@VinDSL,
Thank you for your reaction! I see that your swappiness is set to 10.

@AndyInMokum,
Thanks for replying! According to your advice I dropped my swappiness to 1, and till now I didn't have any problems with that. I notice that my memory level is higher than before, but that's just the goal of it: to put more in memory in stead of swapping to the HDD all the time! :D

I continue to work with this 1-level and if there are remarkable things that show up, I will let know here.


As I wrote I would let know if something showed up, well, it did.

As I updated Thunderbird, and put some add-ons to it, it really stuck and the whole system became so unresponsive that I had to wait several minutes to become responsive again, only by closing every running program. My CPU monitor was on 100% all the time.

I know the cause was Thunderbird, but this kind of absence of a working machine had much to do with the swappiness of 1. So I changed it to 5, and now I just experiment with this amount, in order to see if this is a better number in my situation.

Till now it is just fine, so I guess swappiness of 5 is a good compromise and literately the (rounded) average of 1 and 10. ::)

paulus
Cool, I guess that 5 is your sweet spot  ;).
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Hi AndyInMokum,

I guess it is! I just have to experiment with it, and see how my Peppermint will deal with another memory hog.

Thanks again; so you "survived" the exposure?! :-\ Well, I'm glad you did, not in the first place for being such a good guide! ;) :D

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Oh yes, my secret is out  ;D.  It's almost one of those Scheveningen moments  ;D.  Yup, Thunderbird is one greedy, grunt pig when it comes to memory usage.  That's why I don't use it.  It's a Gmail SSB for me  ;).
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Oh yes, my secret is out  ;D.  It's almost one of those Scheveningen moments  ;D.  Yup, Thunderbird is one greedy, grunt pig when it comes to memory usage.  That's why I don't use it.  It's a Gmail SSB for me  ;).
I haven't used a desktop email client in a long while. Too many emails and they tend to slow down terribly.

Gmail or Hotmail is better IMHO. At least we have options for those wanting it. I just can't recommend it.

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I haven't used a desktop email client in a long while. Too many emails and they tend to slow down terribly.

Just use an IMAP client (like Thunderbird)  - subscribe to whichever folders you want - and download the headers only.  Also, set it up to delete emails immediately, e.g. don't send them to 'trash'.

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It looks doable, but at this point I find it easier to go to www.gmail.com or to use ICE.

I have had mayor trouble with imap, as my Internet connection is not always stable.

My primary method of checking mail is on my Android phone.

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