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Discussion on: Does your website really need to be larger than Windows 95?

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Okay, I use it and then I leave it opened there (...) I can keep it opened the entire week without worries.

That's fine if your machine does have enough "free resources" and you don't care about the power usage (and the environmental consequences). But some day your IntelliJ will require more resources than your computer could offer - and then? Time for a new computer, scrapping the old one?

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Leonardo Teteo

When I mean the entire week, I mean to use it all day, suspend the notebook at the end of the day and come back up in the morning every day, Friday I shut down the notebook and we are back Monday. It uses 1~2 GB of memory, I bet Chrome uses more or less than same and I don't think VSCode can do any better than that if I used it to develop my apps and with less features, so... Well managed 2 GB is better than badly managed 2 GB.

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tux0r Author

The problem is that you consider 2 GB acceptable for any application.

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Leonardo Teteo

I didn't say I consider acceptable for any application, I'm talking about InteliJ IDEA, arguably one of the best and full of features IDE. I don't think Chrome memory usage is acceptable, for example. It is a matter of giving and taking. We cannot come back to Windows 95, things evolved and accumulated, the applications will get bigger and more memory consuming. If it is fair or not is a case by case issue.

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We cannot come back to Windows 95

And this is the core of the discussion: Why not? Why do we always need to make software fill all resources? What's wrong with efficiency?