Speed Up Ubuntu Linux

If you feel that your Ubuntu Linux is running very slow, then follow below methods to improve your system speed using below methods.

How to Speed Up Ubuntu Linux

1.Reduce Application Startup Time:

Preload is a free and open source daemon app that runs in the background. It analyses your system and  auto-loads most used apps. This process speed up your system load time. You no need to configure anything just install and forget. Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command.

sudo apt install preload

Restart your system. You can also manually start using this command.

sudo systemctl enable --now preload

and check the status using

systemctl status preload

2.Remove Unnecessary software:

Always remove the unnecessary software from your system as per your current requirements. You can check the below link for how to uninstall apps in all methods (snap, flatpak and apt).

How to Remove applications in Ubuntu

3. Control Startup Applications:

Reduce the startup application to improve your system speed. Normally your startup applications take huge resources while the system boots up and making the system slow.

Click the show applications menu and search for Startup Application Preferences and open it.

startup app

Here you can manage all installed app startups.

4. Reduce System Overheating:

Overheating also affects your computer performance when because of thermal throttling in your system. You can improve your system performance using the TLP app. In the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands to install it. It works in the background.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
sudo apt update
sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw

For the complete details click below link.

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Reduce Overheating and save Battery with TLP

5. Reduce the Default Grub Load Time:

You can reduce the Grub boot options from default 10 seconds to 3 seconds.

Note: Don’t make it 0 seconds, then you will lose to select the OS from boot.

Open the terminal and run below command.

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

grub editor

Just change the GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 to GRUB_TIMEOUT=3. save and close it. Then run this command.

sudo update-grub

6. Clean Ubuntu Linux:

In terminal run below command to clean apt cache

sudo apt-get clean

Then below command to remove the outdated package cache

sudo apt-get autoclean

Also run below

sudo apt-get autoremove

Then run below command to remove the thumbnail cache

rm -rf ~/.cache/thumbnails/*

That’s all.Now restart your system. Check the magic.

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