Lightweight Terminal

I like gnome terminal except with each tab it consumes more and more memory. Some times I can actually see system slowing down and perceived delays in terminal response.

Recently I stumbled on to xfce4 terminal which is similar but takes lot less memory, lightweight and responsive.

Install xfce4 terminal

Install the package xfce4-terminal

sudo apt-get -y install xfce4-terminal

Use following command to run the XFCE terminal

xfce4-terminal

1 comment:

m said...

I think this has been fixed in gnome for at least a year (it still consumes SOME memory, but on the order of Kb, not MB). Konsole used to have the same behavior. You could actually work around it by adding a new tab, and then detaching the tab. Wonky eh?

But the xfce terminal is fine too.