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Improve Fedora’s Performance

Turn off Nautilus. I’m not kidding. It’s that much of a bloated pig. Sure, you won’t have icons on your desktop, or use the file manager, but to be honest, I never have. I think I’ll lose some stuff with drag and drop, but I’ve never used it anyway. The performance increase is noticable.

Run gnome-session-properties, pick the current session tab, highlight “nautilus”, and click “remove”. Then click “apply”. If you don’t like it that way, you can just run nautilus from the command line.

I also tried Openbox and sawfish for window managers. The latter is the best of the two, IMHO, but I couldn’t get some things to work the way I wanted to so I reverted back to the default, Metacity.


I’m trying something new here. Talk to me on Twitter with the button above, please.