Quicken For Ubuntu And Linux Mint

In this guide, I will try to introduce 11 tips that can be useful for those who have an old computer with low RAM and want to speed up their system for better performance. These tips can be applied under Ubuntu 12.04/12:10 or older and other systems based on Ubuntu (Linux Mint 13, for example). If you have other tips, you can mention them in the comments form below.

1. Preload
Preload is the daemon that runs in the background (invisible) that detect the most commonly used applications and store them in the cache so that they can be called quickly, which would result in a quick system load time. To install it on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 / Linux Mint 13, run this command:
sudo apt-get install preload

The default setting for Preload is enough, but if you want to use your own configurations, you can edit this file:
sudo gedit /etc/preload.conf

For Linux Mint, edit the file as follows:
sudo pluma /etc/preload.conf

To monitor log files preload, run this command:

sudo tail -f /var/log/preload.log

2. Clean Up YOUR APT Cache
You need to clean your apt sources are not necessary from time to time with this command:
sudo apt-get autoclean

3. Disable unnecessary Startup Applications
There are many applications that are configured to start automatically as the system started. You can manage the application by opening the Application Startup from the Unity Dashboard under Ubuntu 12.04/12.10:

For Linux Mint, the window will look like this:

Check off the application not required (Bluetooth, Desktop sharing, WiFi, etc.) from a list provided by observing carefully some of the applications that are necessary for your system to get started.

You can also use the BUM (Boot Up Manager) to disable unnecessary services and applications. You can install it with these commands:
sudo apt-get install bum

4. Customize your swappiness
To check Your swappiness is currently used, run this command:
cat / proc / sys / vm / swappiness

The default value is 60, to change it, edit this file:
sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf

For Linux Mint:
sudo pluma /etc/sysctl.conf

Find this line (if not present, add it only):
vm.swappiness = 10

Your Star file and exit. The changes will take place after you reboot your system.

5. Disable Hibernation/Sleep Function (not recommended)
If you do not need to Hibernate (sleep mode) to your system, you can disable it in the following at your own risk:

Edit this file with this command:
sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume

For Linux Mint:
sudo pluma /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume

Comment (add a # at the beginning) it is now this line: RESUME = UUID = **** - it should look like this: #RESUME = UUID = ****

Save your file and reboot your system

6. Speed Up Boot Time By Disabling The Grub Boot Menu
When starting your system, the screen will stop in grub2 boot menu. If you want to disable it, you can follow these instructions:
Open terminal and edit this file on Ubuntu 12.04:
sudo gedit / etc / default / grub

Untuk Linux Mint:
sudo pluma /etc/default/grub

Search now to this line and set its value to zero:

Save the file and close it. Grub2 boot menu will not appear in the system the next reboot, but you can call it by pressing the shift key while rebooting.

7. get Reliable Performance with ZRAM
If you have an old computer with low RAM, you can optimize using ZRAM, which will make your system a compressed block device that mimics the swap disk reduces disk thrashed (a.k.a. paging). To install it on Ubuntu 12.04/LinuxMint 13, running a sequence of commands from the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: shnatsel / zram
sudo update apt-get
sudo apt-get install zramswap-enabler

8. use all CPU cores To System Startup
If your computer is equipped with multi-core CPU, you can configure your system to use all the cores available at startup by following these instructions:

Edit this file:
sudo gedit /etc/init.d/rc

For Linux Mint:
sudo pluma /etc/init.d/rc

Search now to the first instance of this line:

And replace it with this one if necessary:
CONCURRENCY = makefile
Save the file and exit

9. Turn off Visual Effects
If your computer is a bit older, you can get rid of the unwanted visual effects using the CompizConfig Settings Manager. To install it on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10, run this command:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-setting-manager

Start now and head to the Effects section, then disable all effects enabled:

10. use tmpfs to reduce Disk I / O
The /tmp folder received many hard disk read / write operations. You can only use your system's RAM, instead of your hard disk to speed read / write operations to the folder /tmp. To do this, you can follow these instructions:

Open terminal and edit / etc / fstab the file with this command:
sudo gedit / etc / fstab
sudo pluma /etc/fstab

At the end of the file, add these two lines:
# Move / tmp ke RAM
tmpfs / tmp tmpfs default, noexec, nosuid 0 0

Save the file and exit. Now restart your system to apply the new changes.

11. Use the Fast Desktop environment
You can speed up your system by using a lightweight desktop environment and quickly instead of Unity. Here are some popular ones:


sudo apt-get install Xubuntu-desktop



sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get install lxde


sudo ppa add-apt-repository: Gwendal-lebihan-dev / cinnamon-stabil
sudo update apt-get
sudo apt-get install kayu manis
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