*Attempting to stay out of the argument but post to the discussion...
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
it never hurts to have some, but it will rarely get used to any real extent, and often wouldn't be missed.
I would have to agree. I've not used a swap partition at all since I went above 512MB RAM. That was even when I was running a webserver with mysql/php, FTP, NFS, SSH, many apps running, surfing, all kinds of things.
Swap is over-rated, over-sold and impressed into everyones mind as a necessity. I think we should tend to dispell this for the average n00b so they don't worry about making 2 and 3 Gig partitions for swap...