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Make my OS Faster

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Have you noticed how all prominent operating systems seem to bloat with each release? Windows is probably the best example, but even Ubuntu had slowly gained weight and become more of a resource hog over the years. It’s sad really. Instead of becoming leaner, more optimized and streamlined our OS’s become bigger, more sluggish and encumbered with tons of unnecessary features. The primary driving force behind OS development these days is usability (a noble cause) and multiplying the feature count. Because nothing shows that the new version is better than a bullet list of new features that can be printed on a sales brochure. The OS makers are often forgoing optimization relying on Moore’s law to pick up the slack. Naturally they forget that most users do not replace their computer every 18 months. Therefore there is a discrepancy between what users have in terms of hardware, what should they have based on Moore’s law and what the developers are shooting for.

The result is that unless you have a bleeding edge hardware, your new OS is likely to run anywhere between slow and sluggish.

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