Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Apr 2009 20:42 UTC
OpenBSD The OpenBSD team has released OpenBSD 4.5. There have been lots of changes and bug fixes, but it's a rather daunting list that doesn't really lend itself towards a summary (hint), but I guess if you use OpenBSD you are perfectly capable of figuring this out yourself. You can get the new release from the download page.
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RE[3]: Nice
by Piranha on Fri 1st May 2009 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
Piranha
Member since:
2008-06-24

I got one of those too and I want to slap OpenBSD on there. I don't think powersaving is really a big deal anyways (other than dimming the display), since those Atoms only clock down to save a watt or two (max), while the GMA950 is the true beast and (always) runs @ 10-11Watts. =( I may need to change my wireless card over anyways - to support one that OSx and OpenBSD will support.

It'll be nice having an OpenBSD laptop/netbook that will last (realistically) 5-7 hours per charge.

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RE[4]: Nice
by darknexus on Fri 1st May 2009 21:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I'm not so much concerned with using ACPI to save power, although it does help a little to throttle back the CPU in the 1000he. I'm much more interested in whether suspend and/or hibernate would work properly now, as that's been both NetBSD's and OpenBSD's sticking point for many years when it comes to laptop usage, though FreeBSD is quite a bit better in this regard now.

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RE[5]: Nice
by 0brad0 on Sat 2nd May 2009 02:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

I'm not so much concerned with using ACPI to save power, although it does help a little to throttle back the CPU in the 1000he. I'm much more interested in whether suspend and/or hibernate would work properly now, as that's been both NetBSD's and OpenBSD's sticking point for many years when it comes to laptop usage, though FreeBSD is quite a bit better in this regard now.


ACPI is not necessary to do CPU frequency scaling for most systems (depends mostly on the particular CPU). Some bits were commited just after 4.5 to work towards suspend/resume support and it is hopeful that by 4.6 it'll be working on a few of the laptops that are common within the developer ranks (lots of ThinkPads, various Dell's, EeePCs and some others). Also I find it funny that almost all OpenBSD developers use laptops [with OpenBSD] and yet going to conferences and such that a lot of FreeBSD/NetBSD developers use Mac laptops. Anyway, I use a laptop and have done so for many years and wouldn't run any other OS just because of the current lack of suspend/resume.

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