Many people use Linux OS on their PC because it is a lot more faster and better than Windows or any other Operating System.
Linux uses less resources and this is the reason behind its snappiness. However, in spite of installing Linux on your PC, you may sometimes feel that it is functioning slowly and thus, would like to give it a boost to make your computer run faster.
This lag and slowness could be experienced even when it is installed on a high end machine. So we are going to share few methods using which you can easily make your Linux based computers run faster than before.
Note: For Windows Computer, read this article – Here’s some Quick Ways to Make Your Computer Run Faster
Removing the Timeout
You must have noticed that whenever you boot your PC, there is a countdown beginning from 3 and going till 0. This time was introduced in order to ensure that the hardware devices are loaded successfully at the time of booting.
This halt in the boot time is not required in the present modern systems and could be easily removed with the help of text editor. You can change the value of timeout to zero to remove this 3 second halt that comes at the boot time.
Running Boot Processes in Parallel
Parallelism is a factor that can really help the user in boosting up the performance of the Linux computer by running two different boot processes at the same time and this is going to take half time as compared to running them one by one.
Optimizing the Memory
Swapping of spaces that are being used by OS is a very effective method for improving the performance of your Linux PC. The swap partition is present at the point where the Linux kernel stores the cache data, in its virtual memory, in order to swap it into RAM at the time of need.
Presence of a dedicated partition is not at all compulsory; the space is used to store the state of your computer at the time of hibernation. But the effect of this tweak totally depends upon the presence of swap partition in the system.
Installation of Preload
Preload is a feature that monitors your daily work so that it is able to fetch up the binary files that are needed to boost up the startup time as well as the general performance.
In order to turn on the preload, the user just needs to type: service preload on.
After the preload is installed and the automatic login is enabled you can restart you PC in order to demonstrate the startup time. There will be a difference of a second in the startup time which may not sound much, but will be more than enough when you are going to add it with the new fast booting time.
Making the Menus even faster
If your menus take time to open whenever you click on them, it could be caused because of the icon delay. The moment you open the Gnome menu, the first thing it loads is the icons from their source file.
If you system is already slow, this processes could look a lot more messy. This is basically because of the timeout which is set to make sure that the icons are loaded by the Gnome in time for you to see them.
But you need not to worry much about that as the problem could easily be fixed and adjusted without requiring the modern hardware.
For this you need to create a new file in the home directory and name it .gtkrc-2.0. Open it with the help of the text editor. In the file, type: gtk-menu-popup-delay=0. Now save the file. This will make your desktop a lot more clean.
These methods will help you to make your Linux computer run faster. The regular features like defragmentation as well as disk cleanup are not going to help you to get your Linux computer run faster.
Though, disk cleanup will free up the hard disk space, but won’t be able to speed up your computer. Same is the case with defragmentation; it is not going to create much difference in terms of speed.
As Linux OS is very much different from Windows, you will require a deep technical knowledge and have to make alterations in its kernel to make your computer running on Linux OS run even faster.