Whether you've installed Ubuntu or is being upgraded?? You've probably experienced that after using Ubuntu for quite some time, the system starts running slow. In this article we will try some tweaks and tips for making Ubuntu runs faster.
Before we look at how to improve the performance of the overall system in Ubuntu, first let's try to think why the system can be tied and feels slower. There may be some reason for it. One of them is (probably) your computer is still standard with basic configuration. Or perhaps you have installed a few applications that are consuming resources (RAM) at the time of booting.
Here I will explain a few tweaks as well as small tips that will help speed up Ubuntu. There are some steps that have to be practical and you can apply to get the optimal performance of the system. You can choose to follow all or some of these tips.
1. Reduce time loading grub
Open a Terminal and use any text editor to open the grub settings:
After that rubahlah GRUB_TIMEOUT = 10 be GRUB_TIMEOUT = 2. This will change the boot time to 2 seconds. If you have only one OS (not dual OS in your computer) content with 0, because it will get through the option OS used, after that update the grub with the command:
2. Set Application Startup
Maybe you have already installed a lot of applications. Some of these applications are run at start up and of course resources (CPU) will be busy in the running application this application. The result: the computer feels slow while booting. To set it up go to desktop/dashboard Unity and search Application Startup:
Here, you can see what applications are running at start up. Now specify the applications that you do not want to boot first. Feel free to delete it:
But what if you still want (the application dropbox for example) running on at start up, but want it not to interfere with the booting process, which you can do is add the command delay (sleep):
So who used to ' dropbox start -i ' changed to ' sleep 20; drobox start -i '. Which means that now the dropbox would be working after 20 seconds delay. You can change the start time on other applications.
3. Install the Preload to speed up the loading time of the application:
Preload is an application daemon and run behind the scenes (not visible are visible). Preload analyze user behavior and track what applications are often run by the user. Based on this analysis, Preload the application predicts what will be used next and take the binaries as well as put it into memory, so the performance will increase the boot at startup.
Open a terminal and follow the following command to install the Preload:
After you install it, then restart the Ubuntu, and Preload will run by itself behind the scenes.
4. Select mirror/the best repository for updates/update sosftware:
It's good to verify that you are using the best mirror to update software that is already installed. Ubuntu has the repository servers all over the world and it is advisable to use the one that is closest to your location. This will result in faster system update because it reduces the time to get the package from the server.
Here's how: Software & Updates -> Ubuntu Software tab -> Download From select Other then click Select Best Server:
This will run the tests and it will tell you where the mirror/repo server is best for you. Normally, mirror/best repo is set up by default but as I said, it doesn't hurt You review it. It is also useful for those of you who have a relatively slow internet connection.
5. Using apt-fast instead of apt-get to update faster:
apt-fast is the shell script replacement "apt-get" that can increase download speed with the workings of the download package from multiple connections simultaneously. If you frequently use the terminal and put on apt-get to install and update packages, it's time you might start trying apt-fast. Install apt-fast via PPA official using the following command:
6. remove language packs ign from apt-get:
Have you seen the output of sudo apt-get update? There are three types of lines in it, "hit ', ' ign ' and ' get '. If you see a line of IGN, you will find that most associated with language translations you chose during the first installation. If you use/choose language in the United Kingdom, it is no longer necessary to package IGN are.
To do that, open the following file:
then add the following line at the end of this file:
7. Reduce overheat:
Overheating is a common problem on the computer/laptop today. A computer is too hot tend to run slower. It takes a relatively long time to open the program when your CPU fan is running like a sprinter. There are two tools that you can use to reduce overheating and thus expected to get better system performance IE, TLP and cpufreq.
To install and use the PHONE, use the following command in the terminal:
You don't need to do anything after installing the TLP. He worked behind the scenes.
To install the cpufreq indicators using the following command:
Restart your computer and use the Power Save mode:
8. Your LibreOffice Tweaks to make it faster:
If you often use Office applications, then it's good to tweak the default LibreOffice to run faster. You can tamper with memory options here. Open LibreOffice and go to Tools -> Options. There, select Memory from the left sidebar and enable Systray Quickstarter with a consequences of increasing the allocation of use of memory.
9. use a lighter alternative applications:
This is just my suggestion. Some of the popular applications usually greedy and tend to eat great, even RAM may not be suitable for low end computers. Then what can you do? Maybe start trying some alternative for the application in question. For example, use AppGrid to change the Ubuntu Software Center. Select/use GDebi package to install. Wear/try AbiWord to replace LibreOffice Writer and others.
That's some collection of tips and tricks from me so that Ubuntu is faster. . Do you have some tricks/tips to speed up your Ubuntu?