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Windows Vista is soon going to begin advertising it's abilities to dramatically reduce the internet pharmacy propecia electricity costs of running a personal computer. The improvements in power save functions implemented by Vista, though, are fairly simple. Indeed, the question on my mind is "Why didn't they do it before now!"
 
I'm really not sure, but if you want to save up to $100 bucks a year on your electricity bill, while doing your part to mitigate environmental impacts of cheap canadian pharmacy computing, you should check out LocalCooling.

LocalCooling provides a really simple application that introduces some powerful power-saving functionality to inexpensive levitra Windows XP. The system also catalogs how much power it saves and pfizer cialis canada sends that information back to the website. The software actually reads your system information so it knows exactly how much power your system draws. And, thus, exactly how much power can be saved by spinning down your hard disks, turning off your monitor and

That way, the LocalCooling site can keep track of how much power the software has saved (so far, around 6000 kwh.) The goal of LocalCooling is to be installed on 100,000,000 PCs across the world and thus prevent the release of 300 billion kilograms of CO2 per year.

I'm happy to be a part of it, you should try it out too.

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Hibernate.
written by rob, December 06, 2006
The LocalCooling software does look quite nifty, but XP can already turn the computer off automatically after a set period.
For maximum electric savings, why not just click hibernate when you leave the computer, it uses less electric than standby and still restarts in seconds.
I don't think that Vista can boast power saving features, as it requires a far more powerful computer (using more energy) than XP, for what appears to primarily be eye candy.
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written by monotonehell, December 06, 2006
Why don't Microsoft actually so something about power saving and make a version of Windows that doesn't need a bloated computer to run? Linux groups are doing all the tramadol delivered overnight same kinds of visit our site online levitra cheap eye candy on their platform that can run on a pentium 3 standard PC. WHY do we need the next gen PC just to on line pharmacy run MS's bloated OS?
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Vistasaur
written by Mark Ontkush, December 06, 2006
LocalCooling is a little neater in that you can actually shut your machine down, and it will continue to run if a chosen application is running. It also gives you stats on your machine and how many trees you are saving. Unfortunately, its still a little buggy, doesn't work on www.richcongress.com my laptop.

I just covered Vista on ecoiron. There are differing opinions but I think the evidence points to it being a power hog

http://ecoiron.blogspot.com/2006/12/vistasaur.html

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Microsoft...
written by GTW, December 06, 2006
... will promote power saving only until they start buying power grids or until they start a monopoly in cooling hardware. Right now, I don't think MS can make money out of power hungry components so the power-saving features are just current buzz that sells as far as they must be concerned.

MS is a heartless company for exploiting its monopoly to force users to upgrade their hardware while dumbing them down so they won't be able to switch to other systems easily. Hardware vendors are equally heartless for supporting and being supported by MS to make more hungry hardware. Apple isn't any different but it just can't seem to http://www.markwellgroup.com.au/buy-real-viagra take the game away from MS and its supporters.

Don't think that end-users are the entirely innocent, abused and http://www.gallin.fr/generic-levitra-canadian exploited bunch here. We are all responsible for giving in to the needs that have been created for us by these companies. I hate MS for the immoral things they're doing but imagine how much other companies (inc. Apple) must be wishing they could be like MS. MS and its supporters are a really smart bunch... maybe Apple too. If we (end-users) were any smarter, they'd have surely given smarter (better) solutions to us.

Most bad things start because of people's own greed (lobha), hate (dosa) and ignorance (moha)... but people only see and remember to blame other's.
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Self Defeating?
written by Joe Alien, December 07, 2006
So in order to track how much power you're saving, the application has to be running, which requires the cheap generic levitra PC to be on, which requires more electricity. Hibernate is super active cialis easier.
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written by Snappy!, December 20, 2006
For those settings, you can already do so in the power management tool in Windows XP.

For even better power managemen, run RMClock instead.
http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

It dynamically scales your cpu cycle to give you power when you need, and reduce power consumption when unneeded. For Intel CPUs, its called speed-stepping, for AMD, its called PowerNow, cpu-scaling or something.

I chanced upon it while trying to http://revistaneon.net/best-prices-for-viagra squeeze more battery life out of my notebook.

GTW, aren't you perpetuating hate if you start hating MS? Wouldn't that be a supporting condition for new bad things to arise? For that matter, what immoral things have you personally known MS for doing, and not just through hearsay?

I hate MS for the immoral things they're doing but imagine how much other companies (inc. Apple) must be wishing they could be like MS. MS and its supporters are a really smart bunch... maybe Apple too. If we (end-users) were any smarter, they'd have surely given smarter (better) solutions to us.

Most bad things start because of people's own greed (lobha), hate (dosa) and ignorance (moha)... but people only see and remember to blame other's.


As for bloated software, when Microsoft released a stripped-down version of Windows for European market to satisfy the EU ruling, sales was pathetic. Consumers can bitch all they want, but they still choose with their wallet, the software and OSes with the *most* whistles and bells.

How did Windows become the dominant PC OS in the world? Consumer choices is one of the key factor, amongst others.
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Microsoft can advertise, apple can desig
written by mike180, December 09, 2007
Microsoft became top of the computer market because they where very good at advertising towards businesses. which because of compatiability will afftect the general consumers. Since more people have got hold of apple products however, they have realised that like ipod, the mac is a superiour device to a PC.... crashing far less (im not a mac fanboy, this was typed on a pc, but i do have a macbook!) however, both companies like to brush over the power consumption of their devices, you wont find microsoft bosting "vista uses more power per task than any other operating system" and you will stuggle to find the best quality viagra exact power ratings of a mac without reading the underside of cheapest viagra in uk the machine. the consumer will always vote with their wallet, and unless we realise what we are buying may be cheep now, but use vast ammounts of power which will cost a fortune, or manufacturers start making realy efficiant cheap devices, we will never change the spiraling power problem

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