5 Linux Speed Tips
Feb 01, 2010, 21:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"There are many ways to do the same tasks in Linux, which is a
lovely thing because it means we can tailor our workflows to suit
our own personal needs. Efficiency and speed are important; I have
better things to do that waste my workday doing everything the hard
"My personal work habits are a blend of command-line and GUI.
Here are five of my favorite Linux speed tips.
"Alt+F2, Run Command Quick launchers
"Both Gnome and KDE have a quick launcher. Instead of wandering
through the system menu, just press Alt+F2, type in the application
name, and there it is. In KDE3.5 it has a wealth of useful options,
as Figure 1 shows, especially "run as root" which I use a lot."