SuSE VS Redhat VS Fedora?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 4, 2004
Iím a Redhat 9 user looking for some alternatives since RH dropped out of the home desktop OS biz. Iím still a newbe (gnube?) , having only run Linux for a matter of months, but I do run it exclusively (no MS Windows dual-boot) and am rather happy with it, much happier than I was with Windows, the overpriced-unstable-sieve-virus playground that it is.
The only negative things I have to say about RH Linux are:
a) Installing new software is often a pain in the rear.
b) Some of the software bundled with RHL 9 was rather out of date (like Gaim).
c) Xine or Mplayer not bundled with RHL 9.
Oddly, installing new software isnít always a pain in the butt, but I donít understand why. Firebird & Yahoo Messenger were some of the easiest programs Iíve ever installed. In fact, there was little difference in installing Firebird on Linux than installing a compressed application on a Mac! Why is there such a HUGE difference between that user experience and the one installing
HTML 5 / TIZEN : Life, the Universe and Everything ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 19, 2012
According this article HTML 5 / TIZEN is going to be THE next 'hype' :
As HTML 5 starts to become the foundation of everything, itís us, the user who wins. Those of us that comprise the %1 of desktops users using Linux now have the same choice on our mobiles. Many of us use Android, but there will no longer be a reason to be bound to it. We can choose to use Android, Tizen, iOS, WebOS, or whatever we want. We will have the same level of access to productivity apps, games and entertainment, as anyone else.
HTML 5 will be the technology that completely eliminates the need for an Ďecosystemí. Itís an enabler of freedom.
How to differentiate between ubuntu and redhat in unix script or c preprocessor?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 23, 2012
I am a newbie to linux. I have a file to execute which is copied in different directory based on redhat or ubuntu. Is there any unix script method or c preprocessor by which I can differentiate between Redhat or Ubuntu ?
Is there any other method to differentiate between redhat and ubuntu?
Thinkpad X220 short battery life with Ubuntu 12.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 12, 2012
Apparently Ubuntu 12.04 was meant to support the laptops better and allow a longer better life.
On Win7 I get 7 hours battery life with my 6 cell battery. Same laptop on Ubuntu is around 2 hours. Thats too much of a difference.
I have tried PowerTOP and switched some entries to GOOD in order to save battery life, but without a big success.
Any idea what to do?
HORRIBLE 11.10 battery life fix anytime soon?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 3, 2011
I updated from 11.04 to 11.10 earlier this week, and though I'd heard reports of increased power usage on oneric, this is crazy.
I have a relatively new Lenovo x220 (core i7) with a 9-cell battery. With screen dimmed a bit and intermittent wifi use under Windows 7 I can easily get 8+ hours (and could push it to 12+ using Lenovo's power-usage tweaks). On Ubuntu 11.04 I still got a decently respectable 6+ hours. On Oneric, I'm getting around 4 hours with wifi turned off - that's a third of the battery life I can get on Windows. This is unacceptable.
What the heck is going on? I've heard this is somewhat kernel related, but even so, this seems insane to me. I've been on Ubuntu for six years and hate the prospect of having to turn back to Windows. I opted for this laptop specifically for the battery life, and the insane power consumption is making 11.10 practically useless for me. I'm tempted to revert all the way to 10.10 to see if I can at least get 7 hours with gnome2 and an
Increase battery life on HP laptop w/ dual graphics
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 10, 2012
I have a dual boot with Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The laptop got about 3 times the battery life with Win 7 as with Ubuntu.
I suspect part of that is that Ubuntu is running the Radeon graphics card full-blast, rather than just using or switching to the on-board Intel GPU. Installation of proprietary drivers via Additional Drivers fails with error messages. I see no fix available online. I also tried various tutorials to install Catalyst directly. This also fails with error msgs and I don't see anyone online suggesting a fix for these errors.
However, one positive side-effect of partially installing Catalyst seems to be that a) 3D doesn't work, and b) power consumption is down sharply. I'm guessing I (partially?) disabled the Radeon GPU. On the other hand, I think I still get about half (75%?) the battery life off Ubuntu than Windows.
Just how much power I'm saving is unclear. powertop says the battery discharge rate is 25-30 W (watts) when I first start it up, but this q
Windows to Ubuntu battery life sucks now
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 10, 2013
Lenovo Ideapad P400 Touch laptop, Core i7 3632QM, 8GB DDR3, 1TB 5400RPM SATA, Intel HD Graphics, 14" 1600x900 Display
Suddenly battery life is much worse compared to Windows 7 and 8 both of which had about two hours more.
Any ideas why?
I've installed all Ubuntu updates and used a freshly downloaded ISO as of yesterday so I'm definitely running the latest 13.04 64-bit.
Better battery life and RAM usage on Ubuntu 13.04.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 30, 2012
Better than Windows 7 for battery life?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 23, 2010
Is Ubunutu better than Windows 7 for general battery life?
ACER Aspire 5536 has half battery life and idles up to 80*c in Debian Squeeze
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 1, 2010
Hey devoted LQ members,
I've had a problem since my distro switch from Ubuntu to Debian ( squeeze ). My laptop quickly goes up to 65-75 degrees Celsius, idling there and sometimes going up to 80. For a desktop computer, this would be reasonable, but on a laptop that shows huge amount of power is being wasted.
In fact that is my second problem. Here my battery life is < 1.5 hours, while in Vista ( which I have not used except for downloading and burning my first Linux iso ) it goes to 3 or more. This is approximate life idling, not use.
My ACER Aspire was bought late last year new. It has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 which scales to full and half speed only, and an ATI Radeon HD 3200. The Radeon ( chipset? card? ) has been a pain for me since my install of Debian, and it is probably the problem in this case. The official closed-source FGLRX drivers only worked with Xorg 1.6, but I'm using 1.7 on Squeeze. At first I dealt with some other free drivers in the Debian repos ( which were
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