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More reasons to use Linux: How green is Linux?

Feb 27, 2009, 20:04 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"* First of all there's the tickless kernel
The tickless mode is an option in the newest kernels keeping power consumption low by having the processor staying asleep, in the normal state the kernel is waking up the processor on an automated interval. With the tickless kernel it's possible to wake the processor only when there's a real need for it. Effectively saving on power consumption in notebooks and servers alike.

"* Not forced to use anything you don't need
Linux gives you the opportunity to take everything out you don't need, this makes it much more efficient. I can't imagine running a dedicated webserver with a gui. I don't have a clue how someone can come up with the idea of doing this. A Gui eats resources that's obvious and when you are using windows to download a big file at home, when your asleep it's still fully running. I download files while asleep on a minimal resources system."

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