Techniques for better performance


Article from Issue 65/2006

Are your multimedia applications receiving the resources they need? Are you using the optimum filesystem for your environment? You don't have to be an expert to find better performance in Linux – you just need to know where to look.

The new breed of Linux GUI installer makes life so very easy. You hardly have to pay any attention to what the installer is doing: just enter a few key parameters, like the time zone and the root password, and the rest is just babysitting. But the part they never tell you is that the default configuration you get with a typical GUI installation may not give you the optimum performance for your hardware and your environment. The very versatile Linux offers endless options for tuning the system to your specific needs. In this month’s cover story, we’ll examine some options for Linux Tuning.

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