Top 5 ways to speed up your Ubuntu PC

Now it is time to take better advantage of your system’s resources and boost your system. Listed here are the top 5 mostly used techniques to speed up Ubuntu PCs.

  1. Preload

Preload is a small application that could make your Linux system lot faster. By default preload is available in Synaptic Package Manager or you could simply install this application by using the following command. 

$ sudo apt-get install preload 

This small application will run in the background. To do further tweaks to this application edit the file - /etc/preload.conf 

2. Create RAM based block device

Install the ZRAM which acts as the SWAP but is compressed and stored in memory. This allows the memory to increase before the system starts swapping to disk. 
You can do this by executing the following three commands one by one

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/zram
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install zramswap-enabler

3. Bleach Bit- Beyond simply deleting

Use Bleach Bit to clear your cache, cookies, temporary files, logs Internet history and junk. This cleans 90 applications including web browsers and flash players. Clearing stuffs using bleach-bit prevents recovery and protects your privacy. Use the following command to get the application.

sudo apt-get install bleachbit

4. Control start-up application

By default Ubuntu will not have start-up application programs. You can make them appear again by executing the following command. 

$ sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Be careful; do not disable a program unless you know what it does exactly.

5. Use fast desktop Environment

If you require a supper- minimal desktop environment use one of the following

$ sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

$ sudo apt-get install lxde

$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

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