Quoting Bill Gates:Jesse believes that Microsoft must have additional checks in place when determining whether Windows should handle Active-State Power Management or not.
Someone put this quote on a comment about this Phoronix finding on Slashdot.One thing I find myself wondering about is whether we shouldn’t try and make the "ACPI" extensions somehow Windows specific.
It seems unfortunate if we do this work and get our partners to do the work and the result is that Linux works great without having to do the work.
Maybe there is no way Io avoid this problem but it does bother me. Maybe we couid define the APIs so that they work well with NT and not the others even if they are open.
It's originally from this email sent by Bill Gates.