Linux Mint optimizer optimises mint in accordance to computer hardware

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mint-optimizer will optimize Mint in accordance of computer hardware to run best as it can, it should work like: if some older hardware runned mint it should, optimize it, like turn off some resource-heavy stuff, if possible replace it with some more lightweight alternative so it can run faster and better.

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mintOptimizer can upgrade the system first (may prove a speed increase in optimized new versions of programs), then clean up packages (packages installed together with previous packages may no longer be needed) - by using the cleanup script below. This would save space for both old and new computers.

After that, it can install preload for new computers, since old computers may not have enough processing power to optimize most used applications.

For computers with little ram or old computers, it can install zram - look at This has a similar effect to adding more RAM.

Finally, for old computers, the following can be removed (asks the users' consent):
compiz-* (metacity is installed by default so this should have no problems)
libreoffice (replaced with abiword and gnumeric)

(both are not installed by default, but may prove effective for remakes of Linux Mint)

After that, the cleanup script can be used again to remove residual config and old packages, along with the cache.
Removing residual config has no effect on the user since the user has not started using any program (as in edit configuration files with the respective program).


Cleanup script (deborphan is required):

### Start of removing old packages ###
sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt-get -y remove --purge
sudo apt-get -q=2 -y autoremove --purge
dpkg --list |grep "transitional" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge #Transitional packages
dpkg --list |grep "meta" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge #Meta packages
### End of removing old packages ###

### Start of removing residual config ###
OLDCONF=$(dpkg -l|grep "^rc"|awk '{print $2}')
sudo apt-get -y purge $OLDCONF
sudo aptitude -y purge $OLDCONF
dpkg --list |grep "^rc" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge
### End of removing residual config ###

### Start of removing downloaded deb files ###
sudo apt-get -q=2 autoclean
sudo aptitude -q=2 autoclean
### End of removing downloaded deb files ###

#Clean up cache
sudo apt-get -q=2 clean
sudo aptitude -q=2 clean


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