Well, I want to get Ubuntu blazing fast and I started out by changing the swappiness to just 10 and got a huge performance spike. I was very happy with that.
Then I used rcconf and GNOME's startup applications GUI and edited out quite a bit but still have a somewhat slow boot.
Well, the next thing I thought I should do is edit the inittab and rid my self of some surely unneeded services. Well, according to this website
, Ubuntu doesn't use this inittab, but etc/event.d doesn't exist either!
Well I looked in /etc for something related to init, and I believe I have found where these services are called upon. /etc/init.d and /etc/init.
Now the files contain many scripts for different services so I was wondering how to edit these to turn them off to optimize my boot!
Do I comment out the unneeded ones?
My next question is what strategy should I use as I edit these?
I think I can get rid of "ssh" and "cups" and "samba" since I don't use these. Can someone point me to a nice list of services and their functions?
I just want to optimize Ubuntu as much as possible to not only have a fast computer for my self and family to use, but to impress Windows users with the speed that can be obtained from Linux!