I remembered that Linux was good with memory, but this is just more then I expected, I have 8Gb of memory on my tower. I have 3 copies of Eclipse and a copy of Amarok, and many other programs open right now and when I run free I get
mpop@home:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176092 8110428 65664 0 215580 4345580 -/+ buffers/cache: 3549268 4626824 Swap: 16777212 0 16777212 mpop@home:~$
all day and still it has not touched any swap space. That is just sweet, it means I have a lot of room to play in on the box.