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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Use xfce OR Lxde even just bare WM like openbox, fluxbox etc
Use lighter applications
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 Ubuntu overall system performance?