Questions about improving the performance/speed of Ubuntu. Note that this is a general tag, and should be accompanied by another tag indicating what kind of performance you are referring to.

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How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?

What steps should be taken before/during/after installation of Ubuntu on a Solid State Drive to optimize performance and ensure maximum durability of the drive?
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How to empty swap if there is free RAM?

When I open a RAM-intensive app (VirtualBox set at 2GB of RAM), some swap space is generally used, depending on what else I have open at the time. However, when I quit that last application, the 2GB ...
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Why are Flash applications so sluggish/crashy?

I've noticed that Flash applications tend to be more sluggish under Ubuntu than they do under Windows on the same machine. This is particularly noticeable when watching HD video or playing ...
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Netbook Edition battery life - Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu?

I've been running UNR on my eee 1000 pretty much since it came out over a year ago (I was using easy-peasy before that), but I'm curious about the new Kubuntu netbook edition. Ultimately, KDE is ...
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What is the performance loss if you run an ubuntu desktop edition for a server machine?

Hello we have installed an ubuntu desktop edition on our dev server. I was wondering if there is any noticeable performance loss compared to the server edition.