Top Ways To Speed Up Your Linux Distro

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.

Before beginning , i would like to discuss with you about best linux distros . Follow this link to know.

Steps :-

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.

   sudo apt-get install compizconfig-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 :

1. KDE

2. Cinnamon






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 :

    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

& Press Enter.

-> Now Change the default value to 0 & Save the file.

Tune Up Boot

-> After Saving run the following command in terminal

     sudo update-grub

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

      sudo sysctl vm.swappiness=10

b.) To Preserve the following execute the following command in the terminal to edit  /etc/sysctl.conf  file

         sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

Add the following lines to end of the file





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  1. KDE is not light. It is very power hungry (even more than unity).

  2. Great post like your post thanks for sharing with us
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