From KDE.News, posted by Lubos Lunak: "I was recently hired by SuSE to focus on optimizing KDE, and as part of my work, I have
written an analysis of KDE memory usage based on Waldo Bastian's previous paper
concerning GNU/Linux linker issues and KDE startup-performance. As it turns out, the
linker issues examined by Waldo do indeed have an effect on the memory usage of C++
applications compiled and linked under GNU/Linux. The most important number from this paper: About
650KB of memory wasted per KDE application not launched via KDE Init."
September 21, 2001