In this article or little tip, I will give you some practical solutions based on common sense for optimize the Ram of our computer, and therefore the speed of our operating system.
These tips are valid for any distribution of Linux, Whether Ubuntu, Fedora, Open Suse, Debian, Mandriva, Peppermint or whatever it is called.
The first thing is to know if we need to create one swap partition or SWAP when installing our favorite Linux distro.
Many Linux users, when installing the system, are already assigned one by default SWAP swap partition, A partition, which being located on the hard drive of our computer, is much slower than the Ram memory itself.
That’s why I advise, unless we have one very old equipment and with limited resources, not enabling the swap partition, as this will make our computer much slower.
For example if we have a computer with only 512Mb of Ram and we would like to install Ubuntu, I would recommend 1 SWAP partition with 512MB.
For teams with 1Gb of Ram or higher the partition SWAP it becomes useless and the only thing that can happen is that our computer becomes slower, never faster.
Another thing we need to control for the proper functioning of our system, and the saving of Ram with the consequent increase in processing speed, are the applications that open up to us. at system startup and remain running in the background.
To control these options, we just need to enter the system settings and select applications at startup, en Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, With just put in the Dash applications at the beginning we will be able to enter the application configuration and optimize it with the applications and services that we really need for the correct operation of system.
More information – Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal” on ASUS EEPC 1000HE, Peppermint OS, another Linux distro based on Ubuntu 12.04