To swap or not to swap

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Dec 2 10:05:34 PST 2008

> Fellas, I need opinions. Asus Eee PC, SSD storage, 512MB RAM, with GNOME and other desktop thingy (testing out of curiousity).
> Question is, swap or no swap? Remember, this is SSD, it is reasonable to have no swap. However, what if I wanted OpenOffice? This beast is memory hog AFAIK. Thanks for opinions.

without gnome openoffice starts without problems on 256MB RAM without 

no - don't use swap on SSD.

simply remove unneeded bloat (gnome/kde etc) and 512MB will be more than 

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