Speed up Ubuntu 18.04

Vineet Kumar
1 min readApr 8

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  1. Keep Ubuntu updated
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. Use lightweight desktop alternatives
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
    Once installed, you can load Lubuntu desktop from the login screen by clicking the icon next to your name.
  3. Monitor startup apps
    service --status-all
    sudo service <name> stop
    sudo apt-get remove <program name>
  4. Install Preload
    ‘Preloading’ is the practice of keeping necessary files in RAM. This is many times faster than placing files on the hard drive.
    sudo apt-get install preload
    Once installation is complete, simply restart your machine and Preload will run in the background.
  5. Clean Out Old Files
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoremove
  6. Reduce Overheating
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw
    sudo tlp start

    You don’t need to do anything after installing TLP. It works in the background.
  7. Improve Speed with zRAM
    zRam creates a compressed swap space in your RAM. When your RAM starts filling up, zRAM will start compressing some of its content without having to turn to swap space on your storage devices.
    sudo apt install zram-config
  8. Remove Useless stuff from Autostart.
  9. Good Luck

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