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How can I improve overall system performance?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed in rather old desktop pc.I'd like to continue using it with more speed but installing new hardware maybe impossible.

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marked as duplicate by Bruno Pereira Feb 29 '12 at 11:29

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  • Use a lightweight DE

Use xfce OR Lxde even just bare WM like openbox, fluxbox etc

  • Use lighter applications

    1. Midori to Firefox, Chromium
    2. Abiword, gnumeric to libreoffice
  • Remove unnecessary services and scripts.

    E.g. If you have a desktop without bluetooth, wireless you can remove bluetooth daemon and services package and even network-manager if you use ethernet only

Some system enhancement advice here as well. How can I improve overall system performance?

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