[ubuntu-uk] Is this the new battle ground - energy saving?
pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Fri Aug 27 17:06:53 BST 2010
There's been some work to tune up Linux kernels to ensure they run as
efficiently as possible - I think the bigger gains are in extending the
life of computer equipment though.
As we all know, Ubuntu can run on anything up to 6 years old and you can
re-use pretty much any old kit with an LTSP server. This could keep all
the XP PCs/laptops and servers (which would otherwise need to be thrown
out cos they can't run Windows 7) out of landfill for up to another 5
years. If you look up the carbon footprint of manufacturing a new PC
it'll make your hair stand on end so this is a serious contribution to
the climate change agenda.
It can also run on the small form-factor servers, PCs and netbooks -
and, of course, using the Atom lowers consumption significantly.
On 27/08/10 16:45, Tony Pursell wrote:
> Hi all
> I came across this:
> Is there any evidence of how Ubuntu performs in this respect?
> My own evidence is very anecdotal. When I'm booted into XP, I get more
> 'hair dryer noise' (i.e when the fan speed is ramped up) than with
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