Ubuntu Tweaking Guide

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 5, 2007
Updated • Jan 10, 2013

Time has passed since my last article about Ubuntu and I have decided to concentrate more on Linux and Ubuntu because it is a real alternative for Windows Vista. The Ultimate Ubuntu Tweaking Guide is a new user friendly guide that explains how to tweak Ubuntu for better performance. It is a guide for new users because it explains every step instead of explaining just some and assuming that the user has the experience to get to the point where the explanation starts.

So, what can you expect from the ultimate ubuntu tweaking guide? It starts of by optimizing and compiling the latest kernel, adding support for dual core, hyperthreading and multithreading processors and enabling or disabling services in Ubuntu. Everything is easy to follow and should increase the overall performance of the Linux system. It should not be called the ultimate guide but it is nevertheless a nice guide that boosts the system performance of Ubuntu.

Update: The guide's website is no longer available and we have removed the link pointing to it from the article. An alternative that you have is the Ubuntu Tweak application that you can run to tweak the system. While it may help you get some things sorted out, it is not a program that you can use to tweak your system for maximum performance. Still, it may be worth a try as you can modify a lot of settings to tweak your operating system.

If you prefer a written guide, you may want to check out the list of external guides on the official Ubuntu community website which includes a list of  books and guides that cover a wide variety of topics including more than two beginner guides but also advanced guides for system administrators and experienced users alike.



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