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Topic Title: Preload, superfetch for Ubuntu
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Created On: 02/26/2008 10:22 AM
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 02/26/2008 10:22 AM
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http://linux.slashdot.org/arti...l?sid=08/02/26/028210

"Preload is a Linux daemon that stores commonly-used libraries and binaries in memory to speed up access times, similar to the Windows Vista SuperFetch function. This article examines Preload and gives some insight into how much performance is gained for its total resource cost, and discusses basic installation and configuration to get you started."


It's easy to use in Ubuntu, just do:

sudo apt-get install preload


...and your performance should increase after preload "learns" your usage habits. Pretty neat program, I must say. Here's some benchmarks:

http://www.techthrob.com/tech/preload.php
 02/26/2008 12:28 PM
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cool... now if they could address a much larger issue that a lot of users have... PPPOE connections !

but apparently the latest has a package built in for that.

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 02/26/2008 12:30 PM
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It is performing faster for me on my laptop, as it does have a 4200rpm hard drive <_<. Helps quite a bit on slower machines!
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