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Yet another anti-Vista article

Posted by admin on May 28th, 2008
May 28

I know, I know. Everyone is bashing Vista these days, but it is starting to die down a little. I personally don’t use Windows but I did find this article somewhat interesting. It’s definitely biased, but I’m putting it here in hopes that others might consider their own computers energy consumption: How Windows XP Wasted $25 Billion of Energy.

Things to consider when selecting computers –

  1. laptops are more efficient than desktops (link)
  2. lcd monitors are more efficient than CRT monitors (link)
  3. select hardware for your computer based on what you really need it for. For example, do you need 4 gigs of memory to surf the web? Probably not, that much is usually better suited for servers and will only consume more power.

Here’s a useful link from the Australian Energy Star program that lays out step-by-step instructions for enabling Energy Star settings on your computer.