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Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload

http://www.techthrob.com

Preload is an "adaptive readahead daemon" that runs in the background of your system and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Best of all, it's easy to install and use!

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Created by nemilar 6 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 26 weeks ago
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Windows Is The Wrong System For the Security-Unconscious

http://blue-gnu.biz

It's one thing to make a computer easy to use, but if you're going to do so, you must also make it secure. If you're not going to develop a secure OS, then at least give more thought to your emphasis on "Ease of Use".

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Created by dcparris 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
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Weekly tip: killing processes

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

One of the things I hate about Windows is that there is no good way to kill frozen processes. Theoretically, you type Ctrl-Alt-Delete, wait for Task Manager to pop up, and kill the process. But in reality, the process doesn't always die immediately (it usually takes multiple tries and a very long time). GNU/Linux users don't have this problem.

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Created by AndrewMin 7 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
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