Quote Originally Posted by elanthis View Post
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Windows can also get good power efficiency. While Windows 7 gets less battery life than OSX on a 2010 MBP, it does much better than Fedora 17 (OSX gets 7 vs Win7 getting 5 vs Fedora getting 3.5 -- and note that Win7 does not get Optimus on that setting due to the Apple-imposed Bootcamp restrictions, hence why Windows can get 7 hours on equivalent non-MBP hardware while Linux still gets ~3.5). So much for the "Apple can specialize" theory. Linux just sucks at power management, apparently. :/...
You know very well that hardware vendors provide their driver blobs optimized for Windows system while majority Linux distributions mainly have kernel userspace drivers based on the source and hardware specifications. You know very well a plain Microsoft Windows system without drivers from manufacturers themselves will have similar issue with whatever Linux distributions unless some of them have optimized driver coming straight from manufacturers. Dare to do the power test with only plain Windows operating system and say that it is more efficient.
Keeping repeating the same mantra while fully aware about the fact a Windows system relies on vendors priviledges only displays the level of hypocrisy.