I tested Suse, and couple distros based on debian and ubuntu. If I remember right also Chakra and Fedora, but beside suse every time i get around 50% of battery life
Mint Debian Edition work just fine for me on my old laptop (Turion II x2) but with new one I get only half battery life even with older kernel ( 2.6.37 just like in Suse 11.4) forcing ASPM don't change anything ( no big suprise there because Windows is also reporting not using ASPM)
Try OpenSuse 11.4 ( 12.1 beta is coming this weekend but with new kernel ....) if it won't work you probably shouldn't waste time searching and just stick with Windows for few months.
Meanwhile, my laptop running Debian stable is getting it's software updates and it hasn't lost any power efficiency yet..
IMO, I think it is a fair comparison.. The Ubuntu team approved of the newer kernels for distribution in their OS and it's costing people their power efficiency.. The Debian team haven't approved of the newer kernels for their stable OS yet and so Debian stable users can go about their business and maybe never even run into these power efficiency issues..
IMO, I think it's a given that every user should be running the latest stable version of their OS.. So yes, I think a Debian Squeeze vs. 11.04 is a very fair comparison.
Are you expecting people go to Ubuntu's website and see the great big download link for 11.04, but then stop and think..... "Oh wait, I don't want the latest stable version, I want an older stable version"?
The majority of Ubuntu users are going to be using 11.04 and 11.10 because that's Ubuntu's flagship product... Just as Squeeze is for Debian.
If you want to compare Squeeze to 10.04, then get Ubuntu to replace their links for 11.04 with 10.04 as the software that they're pushing as the best thing since sliced bread and I'll agree with that comparison.
Otherwise, I'll see it for the facts that it is.. Ubuntu is shipping software with less and less power efficiency and pushing it out as their flagship product. Not that I really care as Ubuntu and Debian meet different needs..
Those people who are so concerned about regressions like that, should be running Debian in my opinion.. There's no reason to stress yourself over stuff like that when there are alternatives.
Last edited by Sidicas; 10-04-2011 at 05:32 PM.
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