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    swap bytes

    i notice swap bytes play an important role in Linux.
    What are swap bytes?

    thank you

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    Re: swap bytes

    A byte is a unit of data 8-bits in length. Basically, swap is used by the operating system the same way RAM is; it organizes information that's going to be accessed a lot/ has been accessed recently so it can be used again without having to search for it. Swap is not strictly necessary if you have a lot of RAM, but is always recommended.


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    Re: swap bytes

    Here is a FAQ about swap:

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