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I would assume not as Preload is installed to use idle priority. Though I wonder if it is a duplication of efforts with other processes installed in Ubuntu. Does anyone have any more information?

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Well I have been using preload for some years on all my ubuntu installations and never had any problems. And I'm quite prone to tinkering with the system.

Even the launchpad preload bug's page does not list any direct conflicts.

I would say you are safe.

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Thanks for the answer! It seems like it works quite well. I see no regressions so I will mark this answered. – NightwishFan Sep 9 '10 at 18:02

I ran it on Ubuntu 10.10 on a system that really needed performance as I was developing on it. I was using LXDE as the desktop environment and I didn't notice any problems with it. It had only 1Gb ram and 1.8Ghz processor. I did notice things I used more frequently like chromium or mysql query browser did seem to start faster after a few days of using it.

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I'm not sure what the current status is. But back in 9.10 I had problems with really long boot and login times it turns out the preload just wasn't working at all and it wasn't just me, I found other threads where the preload package was just broken. It might be fixed now though.

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As I said before the preload daemon runs with Idle I/O priority now. That likely fixed the issue. – NightwishFan Sep 9 '10 at 18:02

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