Could anyone provide some tips on how to make elementary OS run faster and use less memory?

Specifically I am running it on a netbook Asus Eee PC 1005HA with an Intel Atom processor (single core) and 2 GB RAM, which I know is fairly limited. The system feels quite slow, especially launching apps. Using Facebook and watching videos on Youtube is also laggy.

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    It's pretty much impossible to answer this question if we don't know what exactly is running slow. Could you edit the question and describe what's exactly running slow?
    – r3bl
    Jul 28, 2015 at 19:35
  • You can always install zram via sudo apt-get install zram-config. It will definitely boost your computer. Jul 28, 2015 at 20:08
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    @personinsack zram will only help if the computer is paging anything.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Jul 28, 2015 at 21:44
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    Mind-boggling why the question was closed so quickly. Way to put off new users... There are some general performance tips which could have been worthy answers, which then could be voted by users and OP on how good they work. This would have also made it easier to improve the original question...
    – quassy
    Jul 29, 2015 at 18:17
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    Yeah good points quassy. So basically I should create different topics for each problem. Like "youtube videos are laggy", "how to make Facebook faster" and etc. Maybe I should just create new topic for every website? I would say it's specific enough I need performance tweaks it can be any tweak since its slow netbook starting from the ones that load cpu and finishing where graphic card ends. The post which suggests most tweaks gets best answer label. Easy.
    – Trekstler
    Jul 29, 2015 at 19:28


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