5 Linux Speed Tips

There are many ways to do the same tasks in Linux, which is a lovely thing because it means we can tailor our workflows to suit our own personal needs. Efficiency and speed are important; I have better things to do that waste my workday doing everything the hard way.

My personal work habits are a blend of command-line and GUI. Here are five of my favorite Linux speed tips.
Alt+F2, Run Command Quick launchers
Both Gnome and KDE have a quick launcher. Instead of wandering through the system menu, just press Alt+F2, type in the application name, and there it is. In KDE3.5 it has a wealth of useful options, as Figure 1 shows, especially “run as root” which I use a lot.

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