[svlug-announce] Featherweight Linux by Akkana Peck (WEDNESDAY)
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Sat Apr 3 18:19:17 PST 2010
SPEAKER: Akkana Peck
TOPIC: Featherweight Linux
DATE: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Slow is the new black! The "netbook" craze, with machines like the ASUS Eee family, has raised a lot of interest in small and relatively slow hardware. Even if you don't have a shiny new netbook, what about that older laptop sitting in your closet... that one that you stopped using because it was too slow? Maybe you've wondered if there's a way to bring that old hardware back to life?
This talk will cover ways of configuring a modern Linux distribution such as Ubuntu to run efficiently on slow CPU, low-memory machines. You'll see how you can get big performance gains from areas such as:
* speeding up the boot process
* options for lightweight window managers
* performance tools that can help you find bottlenecks
* tuning your kernel
* finding lightweight alternatives to big applications
Akkana Peck is a freelance programmer and writer who has been involved with open source for roughly two decades, contributing code to Mozilla/Firefox, GIMP and a variety of other projects. She's also the author of "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional" and has written an assortment of tutorials for Linux Planet and other sites, including her own site.
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