How to Speed Up Apps Loading Time on Ubuntu Linux

Last updated: July 4, 2013

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to speed up applications loading time on your Ubuntu with preload.

Preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.

To install preload on Ubuntu, click the link below and click “Launch Application”.

Install preload in Ubuntu

It brings up Ubuntu Software Center on preload information page:


Preload will run silently in the background. Configurations file is /etc/preload.conf



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One response to How to Speed Up Apps Loading Time on Ubuntu Linux

  1. Thank you Ji M

    My Name is Rick :

    I am very, very new at Ubuntu, but over the past few days have learn lots …………well maybe not anywhere near lots in your eyes, but I have to give myself a pat on the back for effort……………. I would love for you to give me tips on ubuntu and maybe your thoughts of some of the most useful programs to download ………….Maybe ever your thoughts on how to keep my ubuntu running extremely fast …………..thanks