Linux Forums: Linux Performance Tuning

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]

“This is probably the first thing you want to know. When a
distribution is packaged and delivered to clients, it is designed
to be fully compatible with most of the computers available in the
market. This is a very heterogeneous set of hardware (hard disks,
video cards, network cards, etc.). So distribution vendors like Red
Hat, SuSe, Mandriva and the rest of them choose some conservative
configuration options to assure a successful installation.

“For instance, probably you have a very advanced hard disk with
some special features that are not being used due to standard
configuration settings…”