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[3]: How exactly is that green
by jokkel on Fri 18th Jun 2010 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How exactly is that green"
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Just turn it off !

A huge amount of energy is wasted, because people keep their computers on almost all day. They don't know when they will need it. Just for convenience, because they want to check their Mail, look something up, or check the news.
Turning the computer on and off at every time you need it for 30 secondes to one minute is cumbersome and wasteful.
This is the scenario where standby shows its strength. With working standby the computer can go to sleep after a certain amount of inactivity. But is available again after a few seconds when needed.

This can save a lot of energy.

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