An arch Linux box that I was running on my laptop just ran out of memory
Serves me right for allocating only 128MB RAM for it.
I was not even running a GUI , there was only a ssh server and the network services running. I was installing a few JRuby gems via a ssh session when this suddenly happens.
This highlights a very valid point in today’s world of computing, I feel that today’s software aren’t really very efficiently built.
We are taking the amount of memory that is available, for granted and not writing very efficient software .