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In computing, lightweight software 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.
Lightweight software is sometimes named Lite which is a variant spelling of "light" in the meaning "lightweight", e.g. Adobe Flash Lite.
- Software optimization
- Application footprint
- Light-weight process
- Lightweight protocol
- Lightweight Procedure Call
- Lightweight programming language
- Lightweight markup language
- Load (computing)
- Rouse, Margaret (September 2005). "What is lightweight? - Definition from WhatIs.com". Retrieved 24 May 2019.