Lightweight software

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In computing, lightweight software[1] also called lightweight program and lightweight application, is a computer program that is designed to have a small memory footprint (RAM usage) and low CPU usage, overall a low usage of system resources. To achieve this, the software should avoid software bloat and code bloat and try to find the best algorithm efficiency.

Lite software[edit]

Lightweight software is sometimes named Lite which is a variant spelling of "light" in the meaning "lightweight", e.g. Adobe Flash Lite.

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  1. ^ Rouse, Margaret (September 2005). "What is lightweight? - Definition from". Retrieved 24 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)