Obligatory swap-space, how much?
I have a new computer with 2Gb of RAM. That's as much as my 4 previous computers combined! Back in the days rule of the thumb was that amount of swap space to be allocated should be 2*RAM, in this case it would be 4Gb then. Seems a bit wasteful, considering the huge amount of RAM I already have, which should take burden off the HD operations afaik..
Couldn't I just live with the regular 1Gb I've always allocated or should I really use 4Gb to use as a swap?