Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2006 16:46 UTC, submitted by Dually
Intel "Connect any USB 2.0 device to your notebook and lose more than one hour of battery time: Tom's Hardware Guide's tests of a Windows-based Intel Core Duo mobile processor platform revealed a serious power consumption issue that, according to Intel, is caused by a Microsoft driver bug - a bug that has been known by Microsoft for some time, but kept from the public eye until today."
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2005-07-13

After 5 pages of article, what I really got out of it is that Intel's chipset isn't working correctly with Microsoft's ACPI driver.

Intel developed ACPI. Microsoft refused to use Intel's implementation of ACPI and creatively re-engineered their own version and forced hardware vendors to use that to ensure compatibility. Now Intel's power management isn't working with Windows.

And people wonder why linux has trouble with ACPI support with supposedly ACPI-compliant hardware?

Anyways, just found it ironic that it appears to be biting back at Intel. I could be incorrect in my interpretation, but one would expect Intel to pretty much understand designing their hardware for ACPI compliance.

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Intel developed ACPI. Microsoft refused to use Intel's implementation of ACPI and creatively re-engineered their own version and forced hardware vendors to use that to ensure compatibility. Now Intel's power management isn't working with Windows.

ACPI was co-developed by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Phoenix, and Toshiba.

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