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    Thats good to know.. I was primarily going by...

    Thats good to know..

    I was primarily going by this phoronix article which showed KDE performing from marginally to significantly worse than the competition in majority of tests.

    I wondering ...
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    Gaming performance: KDE vs Unity

    Hello guys,

    Wanting to choose between Kubuntu and Ubuntu and was wondering, which was better for gaming... Articles from early last year suggested that Unity was ahead of KDE on gaming...
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    And Ubuntu's "default configuration" for nvidia...

    And Ubuntu's "default configuration" for nvidia hybrid graphics is to turn my laptop in to a bread toaster.
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    I should have made myself clearer. When i say...

    I should have made myself clearer. When i say linux - I meant the linux desktop ecosystem. Like i said, I have never seen battery performance as good as i used to in Ubuntu 10.10.




    I never...
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    My laptop running 10.10 had better battery life...

    My laptop running 10.10 had better battery life than Windows. After 11.04, I was getting 1 hour less battery life when compared to Windows. That is a regression. It was partly Unity's fault, but it...
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    Its funny how just reading the word 'elliptic'...

    Its funny how just reading the word 'elliptic' raises one's suspicions these days.
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    The overall level of fragmentation seen in today...

    The overall level of fragmentation seen in today linux desktops (not specifically referring to Desktop environments) is bad in my opinion.
    There are too many bugs; your experience varies widely...
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    I appreciate that. I am saying maybe add some of...

    I appreciate that. I am saying maybe add some of those ads too to show the AdBlock crowd.

    Maybe you could also try a different tack too. In addition to 'News articles', you could occassionally...
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    Regarding ads: I personally don't use AdBlock,...

    Regarding ads:

    I personally don't use AdBlock, I use NoScript instead for security, which as a side-effect remove almost all ads on Phoronix. I don't understand why ads really need js to function....
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    +1 on this. I am being selfish here, but I...

    +1 on this.


    I am being selfish here, but I would like maybe an article on "Gaming performance : KDE vs Unity vs Gnome vs XFCE vs WinXP vs Win 8" (lets go overboard!)
    and similarly "Battery...
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    Yeah. It is just that I would like to see at a...

    Yeah. It is just that I would like to see at a glance what tests are supported on Windows and Linux. Such a feature would be useful for checking out which tests are cross-platform
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    Regarding Openbenchmarking.org

    It would be nice if in the Phoronix test profiles page, next to each test a small column was displayed showing the platforms on which the test is supported.
    It would be better if we could filter...
  13. Measure battery percentage instead

    Hello again,

    I now understand you can't measure power consumption directly in Windows, but I still am interested in measuring and comparing battery life in Ubuntu and Windows.

    Could you suggest...
  14. Sorry, I didn't notice that you used a wattmeter...

    Sorry, I didn't notice that you used a wattmeter in that case.

    Its sad that Microsoft doesn't provide the necessary interface to access the data. Although, their Joulemeter project seems to be...
  15. Thanks for reply, Okay. Sorry; I am new to...

    Thanks for reply,

    Okay. Sorry; I am new to this. Which tests do you suggest I run? There is no other way to measure power consumption in Windows using Phoronix? There must be because the Phoronix...
  16. How to measure and compare battery power consumption between Linux and Windows

    Hi,
    I am finding that on my system.. ubuntu 13.10 is consuming much more power than Windows 8... (I get about 3.5 hours of battery on Windows and 1 hour on ubuntu)
    From googling, this might be as a...
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