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Slim Down and Speed Up Linux

Dec 23, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Purdy)

"While Linux is pretty efficient with a computer's resources out of the box, there are still ways you can make it run leaner and meaner on your desktop. Using a little bit of know-how, a willingness to run a few terminal commands and a mind for efficiency, you can get every last bit of power from your Linux box, or get more life from an older system. Read on for a roundup of ways to slim down and speed up Linux that any level of user can implement.

"One quick note: Many of these tweaks require altering system files, disabling processes or otherwise changing how your system runs..."

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