Quote Originally Posted by lgstoian View Post
Not like the 3.0 kernel has a good power consumption to begin with.
No matter how you look at it power consumption under linux seems to be getting pretty ignored. A second class citizen.
I guess it really depends on the laptop. With my SB, with 3.0 i get typically 8-10 hours of battery life doing web browsing, with power saving options activated it drains about 10W. I do not have windows to compare but from what i read from reviews that is pretty comparable. That being said the stock install drains much more power.