On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 14:53 -0700, Kingsley G. Morse Jr. wrote:
> Hi Gerard,
>> Like you, I'm also aware of the swap = 2 x RAM
> rule of thumb.
>> I'd like to humbly suggest that a more reliable
> rule is how much memory your software actually
>> Having more RAM will make it less likely that
> you'll need swap, and unless you're planning to
> use new memory hogging software, you might not
> need to do anything!
The most memory intensive app I run is Scribus, since it involves
dealing with at times fairly sizable image heavy files. Scribus is the
reason I upgraded the memory, in the three years or so until I began
using it, I had no problems.
I think the best course may be to wait and see. So far at least, it
hasn't been an issue. Thanks to all who replied, I'll archive the
suggestions in case I hit any problems.
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