Speed Up Linux

“Overall, Linux is not known as a resource hog. The free
operating system is a fairly lean machine out of the box–some
distributions moreso than others. Still, there are some tweaks you
can make to any Linux installation to speed things up.

“Most of the tips covered in this article involve using the
command line and editing system files. Therefore, it goes without
saying that you should be fairly comfortable with your command line
skills before attempting any of these tweaks. However, if you’re
new to Linux, these system tweaks can serve as excellent
feet-wetting exercises…”