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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 19. Performance and Optimization

Throughout this book, I have been showing you various ways to utilize Linux to meet your network server needs. However, there is one question that has not yet been addressed. That question is does it work efficiently? It is wonderful to make your system work and perform the tasks you need, but it is another thing to make it work well.

One of the complaints that has been consistently leveled against Microsoft operating systems is that they are resource hogs. There never seems to be enough RAM, a fast enough CPU, or enough hard drive space to satiate Windows. Linux will install and run on significantly less robust systems, but that is not the end of the Linux advantage. With Linux, you, as the administrator, ...

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