How to speed up Ubuntu 18

Illustration: Bionic Beaver is slow
Illustration: Bionic Beaver is slow

TL;DR: A list of tweaks and settings that can improve your Ubuntu 18x’s speed A LOT.

Reading time: around 40 minutes, so if you don’t have that much time on your hand, you can go read something else.

If you’re one of the people who have noticed a significant change in booting speed, shutdown speed, and generally, operating speed of your computer after upgrading or installing Ubuntu 18.x, then read on, this article is for you.

I have an older model Lenovo T410 (4×2.4Ghz i5, 4GB RAM), that was working absolutely flawlessly with Ubuntu before the 18.04 version, and even with flavors of Ubuntu like Linux Mint Cinnamon based on Ubuntu 17, but after 18x came along, things started moving slower and slower.

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Import chrome/chromium passwords into firefox

There are at least 1.980.000 results on google alone, if you search for the phrase “import chrome passwords into firefox”, or “export chrome passwords into firefox”, “export chromium passwords to firefox” or something similar.

Yet, after parsing meticulously through at least 30..40 pages/URL found in the search result pages, and having done that time and time again over the past two or three years, I still couldn’t find a simple, workable solution that would allow virtually anyone to export the passwords from Google Chrome or Chromium browsers, and then, simply import them in firefox.

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