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Speed-Up Ubuntu and Linux Mint With Preload

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Starting from Windows XP, Microsoft introduced a new feature called the prefetcher which load frequently used programs into the memory during the boot. Then, those programs will load much faster the next time we open them. Not only for Windows, for Linux also we have such a feature…

For Linux, (Not only for Ubuntu and Mint), we have a package called Preload which does a similar thing to speed-up our machines. It will run in the background and monitor the applications that you use frequently and cache them in the memory. So, next time when you open the same app (even after a re-boot), it will load a lot faster. Very simple…

Installing Preload is also simple…

  • To install Preload, open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and enter the following command :
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sudo apt-get install preload

After installing it, simply reboot and Preload will do its job. If you have any special needs, you can edit the configuration files but the default settings are more than enough for most of the situations. Now, don’t expect a big performance increase suddenly. After several boot-ups, you’ll start to feel the difference.

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