This post will show you 10 different ways to make your Ubuntu box run faster.

1. Use Boot-up Manager to speed up the boot and shutdown process

2. Disable IPv6 to speed up network performance

3. Use PreLoad tool to load applications quiker

4. Reduce swapping to improve write performance

5. Make the Gnome menu run faster

6. Optimizing Desktop performace

7. Optimizing disk access and reducing CPU usage

8. Cleaning up all unnecessary files

9. Disable unnecessary services

10. Tweak your file system

And more and more difficult tips on Ubuntu Forum.