But GNOME, KDE, etc. all have their control centres. If power management comes at a compromise, the options should at least be available there so that you don't have to be a geek/spend several hours surfing the net to power-optimise your machine.
The thing is, I have heard that with modern hardware (i.e. newer-then-Pentium4 and alike) the penalties for powersavings should not be that bad, however because of some old hardware does have really bad penalties the peanut gallery still has a tendecy to shout "you're killing my performance!" as soon as someone says "power saving by default", and this may be something that should publicly be tested, and verified/debunked, to end those comments...
Originally Posted by Cyborg16