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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 06, '01 11:11:03PM
Although others have pointed out problems with the nice command, the other suggestions by the author are good advice for a more responsive system. Another useful tip (previously mentioned in my install hint) is to relocate your swap files to their own partition to prevent disk fragmentation related slowdowns in your swap files. The best way to do this is still under debate but check out osxfaq page and gdif's page for starters. I have also read some threads (on macfixit or macnn, not sure which) about setting up a UFS partition for the swap files which is supposedly more efficient. This tip will have the greatest effect for those with little ram (<=128 MB) but should help all systems to some degree. Basically the more swap files you have, the greater the performance improvement. Cheers, Yuri

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