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
KDE.org
2. Cinnamon
Cinnamon
3. LXDE
4. GNOME
5. XFCE
XFCE

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
           vm.swappiness=10
Swappiness=10
  

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)