I’ve been a long time Linux user. One of the great things about it, is that I rarely need the latest and greatest hardware. Linux can be as fast or faster than Windows or OSX on older hardware. It helps me save money when buying a new computer and extend the life of my current computer.
One way to do this is using Preload
Preload is a background service for Linux that will monitor what processes and resources you use most often and help load them quicker. For example, almost every time I start up my laptop, I will open the terminal and Firefox. Preload will learn this behavior and add these applications to my memory on startup so they open even faster.
It’s a small but very useful Linux trick that doesn’t get enough attention. You can find more information about Preload on the SourceForge page.