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FreeBSD 8.0 Benchmarked Against Linux, OpenSolaris

http://www.phoronix.com

With the stable release of FreeBSD 8.0 arriving last week we finally were able to put it up on the test bench and give it a thorough look over with the Phoronix Test Suite. We compared the FreeBSD 8.0 performance between it and the earlier FreeBSD 7.2 release along with Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 on the Linux side and then the OpenSolaris 2010.02 b127 snapshot on the Sun OS side.

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Drastically Improve 'apt-get install' And 'upgrade' Speed [How-to]

http://www.webupd8.org

What if we could use a bash script to use "apt-get" with Axel (a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file) so the "apt-get" download speed would increase dramatically? Well, you can, thanks to Matt Parnell who has created a bash script which does just that.

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Three Simple Tweaks for Better SSD Performance

http://www.linux-magazine.com

As I explained in the previous post, replacing my notebook's hard disk with an SSD significantly improved the overall system performance -- even without any additional tweaking. But there are also a couple of simple tricks that can boost performance even further.

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Google goes for speed, security in Chrome OS

http://www.computerworld.com

Google unveiled its Chrome operating system to the open-source community today and said it has designed the netbook OS to be faster, simpler and more secure than those offered by rivals.

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Tune your Linux-based server for power efficiency

http://www.ibm.com

This three-part series is your starting point for tuning your system for power efficiency. In Part 3, the author compares the performance of the five in-kernel governors in both tuned and untuned states to show you how to optimize a Linux-based System x server.

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Using Temporary Tables to Speed Up MySQL

http://www.linuxplanet.com

If you're fetching several resultsets that contain a lot of common data, it can make sense to obtain a single resultset that has all the data that's required, store it in a temporary table, and then select from this temporary table as needed.

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Make Linux faster and lighter

http://www.tuxradar.com

With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before. Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus...

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Created by clandestine 9 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 28 weeks ago
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Measuring performance of GTK theme

http://penguininside.blogspot.com

Does GTK theme make any noticeable change in performance? Yes. Here is a way to figure out how much does it matter. If you are interested in creating GTK themes you should know how to check performance of theme..

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LinuxCertified Announces its Linux Kernel Debugging and Performance Training course.

http://www.linuxcertified.com

LinuxCertified, Inc. announced a two day, hands-on course that acquaints atendees with Linux kernel documentation, kernel configuration, kernel debugging, kernel measurement and other tools. This course trains developers in effective debugging and performance measurement and improvement techniques for Linux kernel. This class is scheduled for October 29th - October 30th, 2009.

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Created by bruce.almighty 9 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 29 weeks ago
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Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Performance

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There is just one week left until Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" will be released, but is it worth the upgrade if you are running a netbook? From our testing of the development releases, it is most certainly worth the upgrade, especially when compared to Ubuntu 9.04 with its buggy Intel driver stack that caused many problems for Atom netbook users.

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Performance Analysis Tools for Linux Developers: Part 1

http://www.ddj.com

Whether it is memory usage and leaks, CPU usage, or optimal cache usage, analysis and profiling would be almost impossible without the right tool set. This article seeks to help developers understand the more common tools available and select the most appropriate tools for their specific performance analysis needs.`

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Reduce Linux power consumption, Part 3: Tuning results

http://www.ibm.com

In Part 3, the author compares the performance of the five in-kernel governors in both tuned and untuned states to show you how to optimize a Linux-based System x server.

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Faster & Stronger MySQL

http://www.databasejournal.com

Typically, when our database is slowing down, we want it to be faster, stronger, bigger and better! With that in mind I'm going to discuss some of the various ways to get there, and hopefully put some of the technology options in perspective.

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Created by chen 9 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 31 weeks ago
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Make Linux faster, lighter and more powerful

http://www.techradar.com

You might think that our Linux machines are already performing at the fastest possible speed, right? Sadly, this is not always the case. With just a few tweaks and some experimentation, your Linux system can realise your machine's untapped potential.

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Created by meteores 9 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 31 weeks ago
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Karmic Koala beta ships, praised for fast boots

http://www.desktoplinux.com

The Ubuntu project has released the first beta of Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala), which has already been favorably previewed, especially for its fast boot time. Based on Linux 2.6.31, Karmic Koala offers GNOME 2.28 and Ext4 as defaults, and adds "cloud" features and improved installation.

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