System Performance

  • Best Linux System Performance Apps

    Want to work on the system performance of your Linux system? If so, then these applications can help you out.
    By KateG November 27, 2009 

  • Top Tips to Optimizing Linux - Getting a Faster, Lighter platform

    Ever thought of how long the boot-up of your Linux system takes? Wouldn’t it be nice if it responded faster at all times? Though, it is faster than Windows PCs, yet we can still optimize and maximize its potential.
    By nancydehra November 26, 2009 

  • How to Dual Boot Linux and Windows 7

    Are you a Linux user wondering about all the Windows 7 hoopla? No matter what you think about Microsoft, nobody will mind if you try it out in secret. Here we’ll look at shrinking a Linux partition to make room for Windows 7 and then installing...
    By Lamar Stonecypher November 8, 2009 


  • Boost Linux Performance by Turning Off Unneeded Daemons

    The Linux operating system is an outstanding performer. But there are ways to eek out a bit more performance without having to add more hardware or tweak the kernel. By configuring unnecessary daemons so they do not start at boot, you can take your machine's...
    By jlwallen November 7, 2009 

  • Using Windows Software with Linux

    One of the reasons some people are reluctant to switch from Windows to Linux is that they are concerned they will not be able to use their Windows software. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to solve this problem.
    By Kristen Grubb November 7, 2009 

  • Fstab Demystified: How to Add Partitions

    In this article, you will learn to understand fstab (File System Table) and its entries. We'll show you how to add a new hard drive to fstab and mount the partitions automatically on boot. We'll also explain some of the terminology used...
    By Berry van der Linden October 2, 2009 


  • Open Source Disk Clone Utilities

    There are multiple open source disk cloning tools available. Which one you choose will depend on what you are looking to achieve. This article covers four of the options available. All four are free to download and try.
    By Kristen Grubb September 21, 2009 

  • How to Install Ubuntu on an External Hard Drive

    What could be more convenient than Ubuntu... on any computer you want, with all the data you might need to bring along with it? With the propagation of external hard drives, this has because easier and easier to accomplish, just by installing Ubuntu...
    By allychevalier September 4, 2009 

  • Power Management in Linux: How to Increase Battery Runtime

    The longer your battery runtime, the longer you can be away from an outlet. With Linux systems, there are a number of things you can do to increase power efficiency, from basic power use habits to software programs to BIOS and command line utilities.
    By allychevalier July 9, 2009 

  • How to Disable Hardware Within Linux?

    At this time, disabling hardware under Linux is still a tricky business. There is no hardware gui like there is in Windows. So, when you want to disable a hardware device you must either remove the kernel module (driver), or blacklist it.
    By Kristen Grubb June 22, 2009 
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