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D.Sync
June 4th, 2008, 06:00 AM
After trying Ubuntu for a few days I'm still wondering what does SWAP actually do? Does it serves as a virtual memory? If does, why does it always showed up 0% usage compared to my RAM, ~15%

superzorro
June 4th, 2008, 06:08 AM
Here is a brief guide of what Swap is and what is for:


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq

D.Sync
June 4th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Thanks much for the info. Guess that's why it always 0% eh.