We present you some basic optimization tricks for your distro Ubuntu, with them you will get the system to work a little better. In addition, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will now be released and many will want to squeeze its performance to the maximum ... Well, if you are one of those who is going to format your computer to reinstall your Ubuntu distro, be the version that is, again and be able to take advantage of its performance In a better way, you can follow the following tips or tricks.
They will undoubtedly also serve you for other distros, since they are some generic tips. And the first thing is to keep in mind that the biggest bottleneck In a current computer it occurs when you try to move data from the hard disk, especially if you do not have an SSD. But you should know that there are some system options that as an administrator you should know and that can help this bottleneck have a less impact on performance.
- When installing the distro, you should pause a bit on the partitioning options, as it is very important to create the SWAP partition, of course. This partition should have a little more space than your RAM.
- The partitioning tools will also help you create other extra partitions that although they are not essential, it is a good practice to create them, such as a small / boot partition. Although this does not take care of performance, putting / Home in a separate partition can also save us complications in the future ...
- Choosing a good file system or FS to format these partitions is also highly recommended. I encourage you to investigate a little which is the most appropriate, since according to your needs, you can use one or the other (EXT4, btrfs, ZFS, XFS,…).
- Although for computers such as servers, and others that are more loaded in terms of data input and output, it is not recommended, for a home computer it might also be interesting enable write cache for hard drive.
- More tricks, swapping, another of the issues we have talked about in this blog. We dedicate an article to it, you can search for it. And if you use an SSD, you should also be aware of the TIRM, for example, using the fstrim command and automate it with the help of crontab weekly ...
- BleachBit is a program that can also help you get rid of everything that does not serve you on your hard drive, and in addition to freeing up space, make it less saturated.
More ideas, doubts, comments ... They are welcome.