Ubuntu should prove to be as responsive in day-to-day operation as Windows, if not more so. But if you run into any performance issues, or if you simply want to get the most out of your system, this chapter is for you. The chapter doesn’t cover essential knowledge, so you can skip it if you’re satisfied with how your system runs. More often than not, it discusses hacks—clever methods of making things work in a nonstandard fashion. But as your experience of Ubuntu might have already taught you, such hacks are the lifeblood of Linux. One of the strengths of Linux is the ability to delve under the hood and change absolutely any aspect of the way it works.
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