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How PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux

Sep 28, 2008, 16:08 (0 Talkback[s])

"O'Reilly News recently interviewed Arjan van de Ven about his efforts to improve Linux performance and reduce power consumption. Arjan works for Intel in the Open Source Technology Center. This interview is approximately 30 minutes.

"One of the projects you're probably most known for in the past couple of years is the PowerTOP utility, which I found very fascinating. Looking at some of the gains you've made over the past 18 months, it seems like Linux-based devices are saving a lot more power than they used to. What do you consider the big successes in the past year and a half?

"To be honest we fixed effectively the entire Linux desktop space. It's not--PowerTOP is more--it's not just what we fixed with PowerTOP is not individual pieces. We fixed everything. For me that was a success.

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