The Nasty Battery Power Usage On Ubuntu 11.10
Phoronix: The Nasty Battery Power Usage On Ubuntu 11.10
This morning I shared some initial battery power consumption results for Ubuntu 11.10 from three different mobile devices. For all three of them, the power consumption on Ubuntu 11.10 was even higher than Ubuntu 11.04, which was already in a power hungry state. Before calling it a week to go handle XDC2011 matters, I ran some tests from a standard Intel Atom N270 netbook. Sure enough, Ubuntu 11.10 is doing a heck of a job at burning through power...
Don't you just looooove the Ubuntu bashing on Phoronix?
For the past odd 1.5 years I've yet to read a thoroughly positive toned article on Ubuntu on Phoronix.
It is not just Ubuntu that is going to suck more power, it is Linux. The changes are on the kernel side.
Compile in the new kernel on an Arch Linux / <your favourite distro here> and test the power again.
Ubuntu bad, Ubuntu slower booting, Ubuntu Unity fail, Ubuntu unstable, Ubuntu own test suite (where is ours!), Ubuntu <negative rant here>
I, for one, love Unity. And its keyboard shortcuts. KDE is a good second but the <meta>+1 to switch between apps is brilliant. I am really productive on it, and apart from the terrible power management I'm actually looking forward to 11.10.