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[News] Free Software Harms the Environment a Lot Less

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Open Source is Already Naturally Green

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| For years now, there's been talk brewing about the concept of Green IT. 
| Pundits have predicted in years past that sustainable IT would be job one 
| soon, really soon.  



Free Software Cuts PC Energy Use

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| Remember the EcoButton? Well, there’s an upgraded version of a similar
| save-energy-via-PC-sleep-mode concept that isn’t made of plasticrap. A new
| free software program has been developed by Verdiem that will help cut PC
| energy use by allowing users to schedule when their computer goes into sleep
| mode.
| Called – rather unoriginally – Edison, it’s basically a free version of their
| SURVEYOR software program. A user can decide when their home and work PC
| slips to sleep so it consumes far less energy. While my computer use tends to
| be, well, constant, and I shut it down when I head for bed, something like
| this wouldn’t do much for computer-dependent people like me.


Red Hat says Enterprise Linux 5.2 is greener

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| Linux vendor Red Hat has updated its enterprise Linux version with features
| for big servers and some green improvements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2
| includes virtualisation support for bigger systems and more memory
| architectures.



True or False: E-Waste

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| True or False: Switching from a Windows-operated computer to a Linux-operated
| one could slash computer-generated e-waste levels by 50%.
| The answer is: TRUE


Microsoft nears bottom of Greenpeace league table

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| Environmental campaign organisation Greenpeace has published its latest study
| of the green credentials of electronics manufacturers, including makers of
| PCs and mobile phones, as well as Microsoft, which came near the bottom of
| Greenpeace's latest Guide to Greener Electronics.  


Vista gets slated - by the Greens

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| The Green Party has slammed Microsoft and it's forthcoming operating
| system, Windows Vista, in a withering attack on the company's "monopoly".
| Microsoft not only takes criticism for allegedly environmentally
| unfriendly policies, but for attacking civil liberties.
| The party claims that "Vista gives Microsoft the ability to lock
| you out of your computer," and that "Microsoft are determined not
| to play fair" in the video content market.


Microsoft dropped Vista hardware spec to raise Intel profits


Microsoft 'Caves' To Intel

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