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Ubuntu 12.04 Is A Mixed Power Story

Michael Larabel

Published on 4 April 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 15 of 15 - 3 Comments

When this single-core notebook was under load from 7-Zip, its power consumption was comparable to that of Ubuntu Linux for the past two years.

The power consumption of the IBM ThinkPad has been flat-lined in recent Ubuntu releases -- there is not much in the way of power management to regress on with the oldest hardware when under load.

Stay tuned for the next round of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" benchmarking. On a related note, this weekend I did show the Nouveau driver power consumption from Ubuntu 12.04.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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