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Re: Why does the laptop battery last longer with Windows than with Debian?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 15:01, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir@cohens.org.il> wrote:
On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 03:45:17PM +0200, Kaixi Luo wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a new Linux user  (currently using Debian 5 testing) and I've noticed
> that the battery of my laptop used to last much longer with Windows Vista (4
> hours)  than with Debian (2.5 hours). How's that possible?I mean, Debian
> uses much less RAM (250 MB) than Vista (1 GB).


Less memory may mean more disk activity as you need more swapping and
have less memory to cache access to the disk. More disk activity
probably increases the power consumption (if the disk can't rest).

So can you put SWAP in a ram file

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