Looking to squeeze a few more ounces of juice out of Ubuntu for free? Here's a list of quick guides for tweaking the OS even more (some have repeat tips): The "feisty fawn performance guide" is a new guide with some good info. More tips are available here with some tips/tricks for customizing the OS, complete with great instructions and screenshots. There's a good guide here that gives a few options to boost speed, especially for networking/Internet. Also, for faster gnome menus check this one. Then there's Top 10 Ubuntu Apps and Tweaks @ Hack Attack. If you want to disable Java in Open-Office to increase performance further, try this: Thanks diggapleaze for these instructions.