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Comment: Re:your next box needs swap (Score 1, Insightful) 544 544

2 GB for firefox, 5 GB for OpenOffice.org, 1/2 GB for X, 1/2 GB for desktop odds and ends, 1 GB for Evolution or Thunderbird, and 10 MB for old-style stuff running in the background
If you're using "top" to get those numbers, you've probablygot them wrong. They definitely look wrong.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.