In Reply to Luis Villa – Pathetic

Battery life of my ASUS EEPC 1000HE running Fedora 11 KDE with locally built eee-control: 5-6 hours

Battery life of my ASUS EEEPC 1000HE running factory WinXP: 3-4 hours.

Pathetic?

That’s with wifi, and maximum screen brightness (with eee-control’s SHE set to powersave)

What do you have running on the machine? I can’t imagine that Fedora would cause that much of a drain unless you were doing something mad, like running apache off of it, or if there was something missing in your kernel. That simply does not make sense.

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~ by Ryan Rix on 22 September 2009.

5 Responses to “In Reply to Luis Villa – Pathetic”

  1. […] See more here: Ryan Rix "PhrkOnLsh": In Reply to Luis Villa – Pathetic […]

  2. Questioning purpose of this post. Did you…notice the part where it was -his- computer that was having problems?

    There’s probably a hardware difference too. And the fact that you said “Fedora 11 KDE” means there’s -definitely- a possible software difference.

    “Hey, I tried what you did under different circumstances and got a different result!”

  3. I just don’t think that is proper to blame Fedora off hand. Behind the desktop the framework is the same, so desktop software should take little bearing on what happens in regards to system performance, etc.

    And to call a distro pathetic based on one person’s testing is also somewhat confusing to me.

  4. Oh, Rixie has a blog!

    Psh. My laptop has become dependent on the battery. If I don’t have the battery the laptop refuses to work. It’s ridiculous. Other than the battery, Vista doesn’t really have any problems. At least I haven’t come across any significant problems with Vista and i’ve had it for almost a year now. Wifi works great!😛

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