The question is a bit off topic, but I have a development machine that is my personal computer too. In other words I use it for a host of other things not just work.
Obviously nothing beats having Sharepoint installed locally if you work with it, this means not having to RDC into a dev server, or having to fire up a virtual server to test out quick things.
Anyways I was wondering, are there any facts as to how much system resources an idle sharepoint 2010 install would use? lets say if it had a max of 1 web app, and 1 site collection. Basically used for dev from time to time, but mostly not being actively used.
The key here is its idle state. Any published stats on this?