We disagree philosophically.
I consider these nav computers
to be "personal" computers
When it is running OCPN, that's what it is doing.
OCPN knows more than the OS about the context of the running application, and the state of the chart buffers, render buffers, config files, etc. OCPN can surely do a better memory management job than the OS for a single
user/single app system.
So, memory-miser mode is NOT the default on linux
. OCPN on linux assumes infinite memory, absent instructions to the contrary in the config file.