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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n4cer
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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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