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Can Ubuntu Linux Consume Less Power Than Windows? 225

An anonymous reader writes "Now that the big Linux kernel power regression has been solved it looks like Ubuntu 11.04 can compete with Microsoft Windows 7 in terms of overall power usage. New tests revealed by Phoronix show the power consumption of Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Windows 7 operating systems. On a range of different systems, the power consumption of the Linux OS was comparable to that of Windows except for a few select workloads and systems."
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Can Ubuntu Linux Consume Less Power Than Windows?

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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