Tales from responsivenessland: why Linux feels slow, and how to fix that
Desktop performance on Linux computers has been a hot-button issue of late, and a source of longstanding fights among the Linux developers. Today, I want to show you how I boosted (and you can boost) desktop performance dramatically.
What’s the number one cause of desktop performance problems?
Let me answer that question with another set of questions:
* Have you noticed how slow your computer is after after unzipping a big file?
* Perhaps you can also notice this effect overnight as well — you return to your computer, and every open application takes a while before they behave snappily again.
* Do you use Amarok? Then you’ll notice this effect after Amarok has finished scanning your music collection.