Want an easy way to speed up your machine?

No matter what OS your DNS queries and the time it takes to get the results has a dramtatic imapct on your computers performance when doing anything Network related.  Google knows this and they have a need to serve you ads as fast as possible.  Which is why they released their own free DNS service to compete with a rather crowded field of free/open DNS services.  But which of these is really the fastest?  Luckily for us they have an app for that.  Google that is.  A developer at Google wrote an application called Namebench.  It's available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.  It's super simple to run and turns out graphs and text like this pop-up page

While your results will likely vary from mine the faster your DNS is the faster you can surf.