4.3.1. Work for the system admin
While managing system resources, including processes, is a task
for the local system administrator, it doesn't hurt a common user
to know something about it, especially where his or her own
processes and their optimal execution are concerned.
We will explain a little bit on a theoretical level about system
performance, though not as far as hardware optimization and such.
Instead, we will study the daily problems a common user is
confronted with, and actions such a user can take to optimally use
the resources available. As we learn in the next section, this is
mainly a matter of thinking before acting.
Figure 4-2. Can't you go faster?