Why Keep Swap Memory in Linux?

To cache rarely accessed pages. It is still better to keep them in swap than paging them out (discarding). But always have enough RAM to hold your expected load. Thorough Perf Tuning Guide https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html-single/performance_tuning_guide/index Reference https://haydenjames.io/linux-performance-almost-always-add-swap-space/ Written with StackEdit.

VMware player vs VirtualBox: which is better?

I have a Windows XP host machine with guest Ubuntu OS. I started with the latest VMWare player and benefits I noticed: VMware 1. Hassle-free installation of Ubuntu (VMware provides “easy install” for Ubuntu) 2. Seamless integration between guest and host OS o) You can copy-paste/ move files across host and guest! o) Clipboard is … More VMware player vs VirtualBox: which is better?

The best virtualization software: VirtualBox v/s VMPlayer

I was an avid user of VirtualBox and was pretty happy with it. It gave me freedom to experiment with different OS in a rather safe, transparent, and convenient way. So I used to keep Linux as host and Windows as guest. Performance was good and bugs were non-existent. Then I found VMPlayer. It surprised … More The best virtualization software: VirtualBox v/s VMPlayer