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Re: This is the "better ACPI" support Hadron was bullshitting about

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____/ Richard Rasker on Wednesday 03 Feb 2010 10:17 : \____

> Peter KÃhlmann wrote:
>> <http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/02/microsoft-looking-into-
>> windows-7-battery-life-
>> failures.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss>
>> Microsoft says it is investigating reports of notebooks with poor battery
>> life with Windows 7, as first reported by users on Microsoft TechNet.
>> These users claim their batteries were working just fine under Windows XP
>> and/or Windows Vista, and others are saying it occurs on their new Windows
>> 7 PCs...
>> Well, how badly linux most be when MS does not get it right at all with
>> their latest and greatest?
> Not to mention the fact that Microsoft is actually one of the main designers
> of the "open" ACPI "standard" -- and the quotation marks are used because
> Microsoft (of course) doesn't adhere to the official standard, but instead
> uses its own, closed compiler, resulting in behaviour that may deviate from
> the official standard used by Linux. And, of course, the rest of the
> hardware world just hobbles along with Microsoft, putting up with any
> quirks and inconsistencies in order to make sure that their stuff works
> with Windows. So it may well be that here, Microsoft once again got hoist
> by their own petard.
> Ah well, nothing new here.
> Richard Rasker

,----[ Quote ]
| From: Bill Gates
| Sent: Sunday, January 24, 1999 8:41 AM
| To: Jeff Westorinen; Ben Fathi
| Cc: Carl Stork (Exchange); Nathan Myhrvold; Eric Rudder
| Subject: ACPI extensions
| One thing I find myself wondering about is whether we shouldn't try
| and make the "ACPI" extensions som
| It seems unfortunate if we do this work and get our partners to do the
| work and the results is that Linux...
| Maybe there is no way to avoid this problem but it does bother me.
| Maybe we could define the APIs so that they work well with NT and not
| the others even if they are open.
| Or maybe we could patent something related to this.


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