That is exactly right. And bigger distros need even more RAM. This is what running Linux in "live mode" is all about.... also called "live Linux" or "live CD" and maybe more names too. This lets you check out Linux without making any changes to your computer (without installing it)... then, if it works well for you, you can install it to your hard drive from the running "live version."it just loads all the linux onto the ram ?
and this being the reason > that even with slaxs ...
you need at least 512 mb of ram