Posted Sep 16, 2007 3:36 UTC (Sun) by sobdk
In reply to: Sucking power
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu wrapup
What makes you think Windows doesn't have a similar problem? With all of the crap you have to install on Windows like virus scanners, anti-spyware tools, internet security suites I'm sure the situation is much much worse. You did get me curious enough to do a little test today on my wife's machine that has both Windows Vista (pretty much a bare install with virus software) and Kubuntu.
The awesome power of Windows Vista!
The gist is that on the same machine Windows would idle at about 79 Watts but Kubuntu 7.04 with a kernel.org 188.8.131.52 used 69 Watts. The real kicker for me was that even though I thought we had been putting the machine to sleep in Windows all of this time it actually does nothing!
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