Ive read somewhere that installing virtual memory on a 256mb ram will make it appear as 512mb and run programs better . is this true? i was going to install linux but the recommended is 512 but the required is 256. I didnt want to waste money on an old computer just to run linux, so can virtual memory help me out in this situation. or can you give me some pointers on what i should do. again will virtual memory make my 256mb SDRAM seem like 512mb so that linux will run better?