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Linux vs. Windows Power Usage

[ Thanks to Michael for this link.
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“All software was left at their default settings and
configuration. For these four operating systems, we had monitored
the power consumption when the system was idling on the desktop and
then again while the system was being used. While not very
scientific, for our “usage” power benchmarks the Wattage was
recorded after launching the default web browser, mounting a CD,
and loading up other common desktop applications.”

Complete
Story