Using a different file system
If you install ubuntu on your system it uses the ext3 filesystem.
There are other file systems available for linux, and I’m going to install Hardy on the reiserfs file system later today.
It should be faster than ext3.
Using the reiserfs file system is as easy as selecting it instead of ext3 when you manualy select wich partition to install ubuntu on.
I’ve been using it now for a few hours and my computer is faster than ever. But that could just be because hardy is faster than gutsy.
Anyhow, I just moved 10gb of data and everything went fast and without any problems.
So is it faster?
To soon to tell, I’ll update this post in a few weeks, when I’ve tested it a bit better.