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