Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 13th May 2007 00:35 UTC, submitted by Luis
Intel What's eating the battery life of my Linux laptop? Which software component causes the most power to be consumed? These are important questions without a good answer... until now. Intel announced the PowerTOP tool, a program that collects the various pieces of information from your system and presents an overview of how well your laptop is doing in terms of power savings. A number of apps, like Firefox, Evolution and Gaim have been modified by Intel to help consume less power and hopefully these patches will be integrated to their main trees or by distros.
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Very nice
by roger64 on Sun 13th May 2007 10:23 UTC
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With the direct cooperation of a great manufacturer, I think Linux will be able to close quickly this "power" gap (usually about one hour of battery life) because it will give a tool to manage the settings of ram hungry software.

I do not know how far Intel will go also with BIOS settings and ACPI...but I do not complain, this move of course goes in the right way.

Everybody wins...(well, nearly everybody I mean ;-)

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