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[liberationtech] A battery lasting GNU/Linux distribution?

James Vasile james at jamesvasile.com
Tue Nov 5 13:14:32 PST 2013


If reading and battery life are what you care about, you might want a
pixel qi device.  Spendy but crisp screens viewable in lots of light (no
more squinting at your tablet on a street corner).  And since a display
is about 30% of the power load, using one that doesn't require a back
light gets you nice battery life.  The OLPC, btw, had a pixel qi screen.

anon14959 at Safe-mail.net writes:
> I bought myself quite a lot of books recenty. Ebooks. And I've broken my reader device. And I was thinking about not replacing it, but rather go for a distribution that is directed at low power consumption to maximise the battery life. I would boot that from a stick and go around with the same thing. A regular distro with Wifi enabled most of the time means about 4 hours on my hardware. I'd want something to disable and ignore any radio device, camera, USB, even downclocking the CPU anything that can push closer to 8 hours of use with a readable screen.
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