I was well impressed to see how low on memory consumption a Gnome Shell Ubuntu version can go. 255 MB of RAM with two terminal and a nautilus windows opened, and it’s a system already being used, true not as my main PC (as it’s a EeePC) but I still use it for browsing, for ssh, etc. And here goes the screenshot:
PS! Don’t hesitate to send me your screenshot of basic OS RAM footprint!