Preload

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    Today I have read an article about Preload.The article says that Preload drastically speeds up the Linux system.Is anyone here using this? Would you recommend this application?
    RAM 2 GB,Pentium dual core 2.5 Ghz
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I don't really get it. Just looks like prefetch to me.
     
  3. dw426

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    According to the descriptions I was able to Google, it pretty much is prefetch.
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    its same kinda prefech


    http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/490


    great app didnt try it.
     
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  5. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    hmmmm i tried it today some apps on opening goes cpu upto 60-70 on mint 12 for sec or so so its great not a bad deal as far speed concern its make app start really fast after

    tweaking writer memory + preload its open very fast like using puppy Linux + Abiword :D


    edit: you notice speed diffrence after opening app on second time those apps you regualry use close open ....etc you notice diffrence

    also there things like zram i tried it on xubuntu it used lot of cpu on decrypting cache .....etc so i didnt like it much but this thing sure looks good :thumb:
     
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  6. linuxforall

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    Some distros like Fuduntu and PCLOS have preload running by default. I have tried it in the past and it made some difference but however with my AMD Bulldozer CPU with 16GB RAM and 7200rpm drive, I don't see or feel any difference.
     
  7. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    agree linuxforall but here running good i feel diffrence to be honest maybe because i am using it 1st time :D

    linux mint 12

    core 2 duo 2.66

    6 gb ram

    external hardisk which is sata in external casing support of usb 2
     
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  8. linuxforall

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    Its a must on my netbook, makes good difference.
     
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