with some new computers having 4 GB ram is a swap partition still necessary.
Most of the time it isn't. But it's a safety net.
If so does the rule of roughly double the ram still apply.
Quite certainly not -- unless you use your computer in strange and unusual ways.
If double the ram is unnecessary, how much then should be installed, thanks weg
I don't know. I have 8 GB of RAM, but with the old kernels only 42% of it was actually accessible to programs -- so in practical terms I've run with 4 GB's of RAM up until now. I also have a 4 GB swap partition -- and in ten months I've seen (or heard) no swapping. If I were to set up a new system today, I'd be content with 2 GB.
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