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Friday, March 30, 2007

Gartner questions Vista power saving hype

While I noted that it was essentially an ad for Vista, I linked to a Microsoft article about power management because I think it's a smart think for all PC users--Mac, Windows, whatever--to think about. Anyway, Gartner has apparently called Microsoft's bluff in a more obvious way:
Expensive Windows Vista upgrades designed to achieve 'green' benefits are likely to be a waste of money, Gartner has warned.

The analyst firm believes that businesses can achieve substantially the same improvements offered by Vista's energy saving features by educating users to use existing Windows XP PCs more effectively.

Gartner's examples of what firms should do to improve energy efficiency include:

* Shutting PCs down after hours

* Eliminating active screen savers

* Ensuring monitors switch to standby after 10 minutes of inactivity

"Our research shows that most users respond very positively when education and behavioural changes are part of a broad program to save energy and cut carbon dioxide emissions," said Mingay.


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