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The Linux power management summit

The Linux power management summit

Posted May 1, 2006 8:55 UTC (Mon) by HalloBaum (subscriber, #14304)
Parent article: The Linux power management summit

It would be nice to see more distributions coming with power management enabled per default. DPMS, acpi, suspend to disc can save a lot of energy. (Average power supplys are more than 300 W today)

Even a 30 minutes idle power-off thing would be nice to see. It's a pity that disaccord hinders such a general solution. This was true even years ago and is a realy bad thing because it looks like it's not in the interrest of a lot of people in the linux community.

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Cheap energy... so far

Posted May 3, 2006 11:45 UTC (Wed) by eru (subscriber, #2753) [Link]

Probably it has not happened because most desktop and server Linux users have had no incentive to economize on electricity use- it has been an insignificant part of the cost of computing. This may well change in the coming years, there is reason to believe the era of cheap energy is soon over.

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