In today's world linux users are replicating with a certain rate. There are almost 10000+ linux distros , having almost similar steps to boosting up speed. If you are currently running a linux distro , want to increase its speed then follow this simple & effective steps which will not only speed up your computer but also boost up total efficiency of your linux pc.
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1. Install Boot Up Manager :
This is an ultimate software , which will boost up your PC's booting speed , and load it in just a few seconds.
2. Install Preload :
This is an software which will drastically boost up your computer performance . It runs the background programs & system needed files more quickly.
3. Disable the unnecessary animations & Desktop effects :
Unnecessary animations & desktop effects eats up more RAM . So disabling all kind of these stuff can make able your computer to boost up.
Generally , the commands are much difficult for this . So , instead of disabling effects through commands . Download a tool named as Compiz Config Settings Manager.
4. Get a lighter desktop environment :
There are several light desktop environment for linux , which disables unnecessary stuff that make your computer to run slower. The lighter desktop environments are :
5. Reduce Boot Menu delay :
Linux distro comes with GRUB , boot manager which has default 10s delay . So in order to make your computer to boot up fast disable the Boot menu Delay.
Avoid this step , if you have multiple Operating system
In order to reduce Boot menu delay
-> Open your terminal & execute the above command :
& Press Enter.
-> Now Change the default value to 0 & Save the file.
-> After Saving run the following command in terminal
6. Modify Swappiness
Swappiness deals with the swap partition & RAM. It's value ranges from 0 to 100. Generally , swappiness controls the linux kernel tendency to swap. It swaps the list of information from swap partition to RAM & vice-versa.
Value 0 : It avoids the swapping of processes out from the RAM into Swap partition.
Value 100 : It aggressively swaps the processes out from RAM into Swap partition.
In ubuntu or many other linux distros the default value is 60 , which is quite higher. Lower the value of swappiness higher is the performance since there will be no swapping. In order , to change the value of swapiness to much lower amount follow this steps.
a.) To Temporarily Change The Value , execute the following commands in the terminal
b.) To Preserve the following execute the following command in the terminal to edit /etc/sysctl.conf file
Add the following lines to end of the file