Thanks one and all for the welcome
Yes I do care about memory usage.
The machine I have in mind has only 768m of ram.
My young grandson uses it and usually has firefox,
abiword and tuxpaint all running at the same time.
The less memory the system is using,
the more he has available for running apps.
He has some disabilities and can get very frustrated
You've done a really great job here!
(I thought I saw 97m when I started to post,
but it's gone now).
In any-case, it looks like I'm gonna do a fresh install next Saturday.
Well folks, it's time for me to get the ribs prepped and fire
up the coals.
Thanx a bunch and
have a great 4th everyone!