Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:06 UTC
Linux All of us who use computers create a problem we rarely consider. How do we dispose of them? This is no small concern. Estimates put the number of personal computers in use world-wide today at about one billion. The average lifespan of a personal computer is only two to five years. We can expect a tidal wave of computers ready for disposal shortly, and this number will only increase. And as if that isn't challenge enough, there are already several hundred million computers out-of-service, sitting in attics and basements and garages, awaiting disposal.
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RE: How exactly is that green
by jokkel on Fri 18th Jun 2010 10:56 UTC in reply to "How exactly is that green"
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How exactly is that "green"? Ever thought about the poor energy efficiency of that old crap?

Linux is normally worse at using energy saving features of the hardware. Especially on older hardware ACPI support is hit or miss. Generally using Windows could use less energy. Especially if you can use standby, instead of having to leave the computer running all day.

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