I ran across this article on MICROSOFT'S NEW VISTA OS THAT IS OFFERING INFORMATION ON REDUCING A COMPANIE'S CARBON FOOTPRINT. A REALLY NEAT ARTICLE AND WORTHWHILE TO SPEND TIME READING. Not only will energy be saved, but your computers should last longer before replacing or need repairs.
Windows Vista Power Management Features Can Help UK Companies Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
Windows Vista is Microsoft’s most energy efficient operating system to date with its power management system, functionality, reliability and default settings focused on helping to reduce overall PC energy consumption. The key areas where the Sleep mode in Windows Vista has been improved compared to the equivalent Standby mode in Windows XP include:
Enter Sleep mode after being inactive for 60 minutes
In Windows Vista, it is much easier for users to change the power management settings themselves
The Sleep mode is more reliable than Windows XP’s Standby mode, both in terms of entering the mode and safely resuming back into Windows
Windows Vista is much quicker at resuming from Sleep, now taking two to three seconds compared to five seconds for Windows XP
They also published a whitepaper entitled "Windows Vista Energy Conservation". Reading through it all, Vista does seem to be an energy efficiency masterpiece.
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