You know, hating on things is like life itself. Sometimes it's hard to go on, hard to find motivation. Beating a dead horse gets tiring, however much the horse deserves it.
But then occasionally, you find something that gives you the strength to labor on.
For the lazy, it's a "tip" on how to use your spare VRAM as swap space.
I'll spare you the details, but I'll leave you with just the intro for some shitnuggets of wisdom on why anyone would want to do this:
Everybody considers today's graphic cards to be meant only for gamers. After all, why would one need a fast GPU in a server? Today's graphic cards contain a lot of very fast RAM, typically between 64 and 512 MB. With Linux, it's possible to use it as swap space, or even as RAM disk!
Oh really? Sweet. Does this mean I can use my four PCIe x16 slots and put in 4 ATI cards with 1GB of VRAM each and get 4G of swap space for like $3000? Oh! Oh! Can I even use OGD1? Because I want the hardware specs for my swap space to be totally open.
I think he should have written:
"Switched to Linux and realized your fancy pants graphics card is totally shit now? With this trick, you'll feel better about spending $500 bucks on a video card that's totally useless because you actually believed someone who told you that you could switch to Linux and use compiz to drag your pidgin windows around in ways that you never imagined."