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How to optimize Linux distro for slow computers

Are you using a Linux on a slow computer? Do you want to optimize your Linux powered computer? This blog post provides information on basic system diagnostics relating to performance as well as steps that may be taken to reduce resource consumption:

I’ve been researching a lot about Linux on the Desktop these days as you may see from my posts about Fedora 25 and Arch Linux (recommended!). There are some things you must have in mind when migrating to Linux systems. Even if you have a top of the line Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM, 2TB M.2 SSDs, you may still benefit from the optimizations I will talk about. Most people’s concerns are first about performance, and this is a mistake. Linux is plenty fast, but for many people it doesn’t feel like so in the Desktop.

When tuning a server, you’ll really want to tweak for performance and high throughput. That’s where most Linux configurations really shine over the competition: they come better tuned to get the most out of server configurations.

PS: Also check out Improving performance – Arch wiki and pf-kernel.