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Submission + - Ubuntu uses 15% less power than Windows 7 ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: This test is done at Orestad's Laboratories in Sweden. It shows that you save at least 15% more power by using Latest Ubuntu, compared to latest Windows 7. This could save thousands of dollars every year in electricity costs, even for a small company.
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Ubuntu uses 15% less power than Windows 7

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  • I'm wondering how much of an effect Aero Compiz might have had on these results. Aero is enabled by default on Win7 and, as far as I know, some Compiz effects are enabled by default on recent versions of Ubuntu. If power consumption is a real concern, I'd be interested to see this test repeated with both respective features turned off.

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